Thirty Seconds Thursday

What is that pressing issue that keeps you up at night? You know what it is, so say it out loud that your own ears can hear you lift it up to GOD. He’s been waiting for you to release that thing.

I consulted a trusty friend whom you’re familiar with: Google. Google says this about the importance of sleep:

Without sleep you can’t form or maintain the pathways in your brain that let you learn and create new memories, and it’s harder to concentrate and respond quickly. Sleep is important to a number of brain functions, including how nerve cells (neurons) communicate with each other.

Being fixated on something that robs our body of the rest and sleep it was designed to enjoy so that we can be our best version of ourselves is contributing to the destruction of our brain — the control center (as I call it) of our being. Let’s face it, life alone and the demands that it brings is tough already. We don’t need to complicate matters by preventing the built-in mechanisms from doing the things GOD designed them to do for our good.

Surrender — that is what I have found to act on my proclivity to focus so hard on a matter that it robs me of sleep.

Trust in the Lord with all your heart;
    do not depend on your own understanding.
Seek his will in all you do,
    and he will show you which path to take. Proverbs 3:5-6 NLT

Give all your worries and cares to God, for he cares about you. 1 Peter 5:7 NLT

Releasing my pride (ouch!) allows GOD to be GOD — exactly Who He is — in all my circumstances. When I get out of my own way, that’s letting His Will be done — on His Terms and in His Time. Surrender is what actually gets me to the other side of the sea of chaos that stirred up when I chose to try to control everything. And that’s where the fixation began.

I’m choosing to wake up to a tomorrow filled with the outlook that says my GOD is on the Throne (and I am not) and in fully control of everything in my life. In order for me to wake up with such a great disposition, I choose to release that troublesome matter into His Care. Period.

Are you in, Friend? Want to experience a better rest because you rest in Him and His Plan for your life?

“Father GOD, You are amazing me with every nuance and whisper of peace and calm. You are the Sovereign Lord and Creator of all things; including me. I abdicate the throne of my life and surrender this _______________________ (fill in your answer) to You. I’ve mistakenly tried to handle and resolve it on my own and realize that it’s not for me to deal with. I give this matter to You and commit to better rest because I will rest in You. In Jesus’ Name, Amen.”

I love you to Heaven and Back, Girlfriend ~

LindaRJohnson, TitusTwo Visionary

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