I’m sitting down as we speak (or as I type) just pondering about the things that have been popping into my head lately. Things that I thought “Hey, that would make a great blog post!” As I battle with the whole perfectionism thing, I tend to make plans for EVERY aspect of my life. It actually gets a little annoying (rolls eyes). So here I am trying to figure out what I should write about next. After a while, I thought to myself: “Why should I stress myself out about what I should write? You know what Lord, how about you choose?!”
Suddenly it felt as though I got an immediate answer! “Write about how you need to learn to say that more often.” Wait, what?! Then it hit me… Why is it that we choose to stress ourselves out when we have someone who’s willing and able to make the decisions for us? Why do we preach how much we need to allow God to lead us through temptation, tests and trials; yet we fail to carry that out when it comes to trivial matters?
Let’s use our imagination for a moment. Imagine that you had someone who made all of the decisions in your life without seeming so bossy. They would help you with EVERYTHING, like some jack of all trades. “You don’t know what you’re going to eat? No biggie! I’ve got the answer. Not sure what you should wear today due to bipolar weather? Pshhh piece of cake! Wear this outfit right here. You were lucky enough to land TWO job offers? Choose this one. Not sure how to budget for the upcoming payday? Here you go darling, I did it for you.”
Did reading the paragraph above give you a warm fuzzy feeling inside? I felt as though I was on cloud nine just typing it! Imagine that being your reality. Now stop imagining and accept the fact that it already is. Look at this:
25 “Therefore I tell you, do not worry about your life, what you will eat or drink; or about your body, what you will wear. Is not life more than food, and the body more than clothes?26 Look at the birds of the air; they do not sow or reap or store away in barns, and yet your heavenly Father feeds them. Are you not much more valuable than they? 27 Can any one of you by worrying add a single hour to your life?
Matthew 6:25-27 (NIV)
See, the Lord wants us to release that burden onto Him. He wants to lead the way for us and make things easier. Life already throws enough bricks at us. Why not place each brick into His hands so that he can build a yellow brick road for us to follow? (Alison in Wonderland reference..haha) The next time you come across a problem, no matter how big or small, try consulting the one with the master plan (Jeremiah 29:11). Developing that close knit relationship with Him makes all the difference.