Some trust in chariots and some in horses, But we will remember and trust in the name of the LORD our God. Psalm 20:7 Amplified Bible
Waking up to a beautiful morning with hopeful anticipation of great things is an awesome way to begin the day. Laboring days prior even up until the night before, mapping plans and developing agendas for events that we are determined to have happen is a mindful way to steward the time given. After all, depending upon when you rise, seven or eight of those precious hours have already been spent.
But are we so driven to accomplish what we deem to be top priority, with the zeal and energy ready to be poured out at all costs, without giving room for the Lord of Heaven’s Armies to come in and rearrange our to-do list?
Trusting in what I believe to be direction from GOD is indeed a good, good thing. It’s what gives me hope and vision. But as I execute those anointed tasks that I’ve predetermined to be ‘the things’ to focus on for that day — with no wiggle room for interruption — I am at risk for missing a GOD-breathed moment of blessing.
And I’ve come to appreciate that GOD’s blessings arrive when I least expect them.
It may not be a horse or chariot, but maybe it looks more like a project of sorts that at the end of it all, is the epitome of hours, days, weeks or months of labor — devoted towards accomplishing a sought after goal. Are we trusting in our accolades, applause, rewards … is it the opportunity to say, “I did this!” that gives us the greatest pleasure? Or is it the pride in saying my efforts and hard work … forgetting Who gave us the strength and talent to go the extra mile?
I have to prayerfully remember that trusting in the LORD is giving way to His Hand hitting the pause button on my activities and grounding me in His Purpose. And if He has to ‘pull me back in,’ I do well if I surrender, trusting He knows best.
Do you wrestle with surrendering full trust in GOD’s ‘interruptions’ in your day?
First Steps: Pray and praise about the day in front of you with your hands open and lifted. Opened hands will trigger openness of heart. Hands lifted will remind us of Who is listening and to Whom we are surrendering our all.
I love you to Heaven and Back, Girlfriend ~~
LindaRJohnson, TitusTwo Visionary