Tuesday, November 15, 2005

The Big Word "MY"

This morning, I had barely read three paragraphs of a chapter on change when I began to notice something: the word "MY." "Disrupted my...", "anything that rocks my boat..."

We do not like "MY" disrupted, do we? And, for sure, we don't like it to rock our boats... or our worlds... or any of our carefully layed plans! No sirrrreeeee!

But it happens, doesn't it, and there's nothing we can do to stop it. Can we keep it from upsetting our joy, though? By the time I'm finished reading the whole chapter, I hope to find the answer to that question. In the meantime, I have an inking that if "MY" plans, boats, and happenings were given to God with open hands (gulp, not always easy) then the "MY" becomes "HIS" and then it's up to the Lord to deal with it all, while I joyfully bob along for the ride.

It's not really that simple, but a process of learning to let go and trust, I think. Letting God become "MY" trust, surely will help!

Blessed is the man who trusts in the Lord and whose trust is the Lord. (Jeremiah 17:7.)

1 comment:

Emily said...

I felt God pressing this very subject into my heart last night at the parenting class! Specifically, I could hear Him telling me that if I see my kids like He does (which is always hopeful) then my frustration level will be reduced immensly. In other words, try not to focus so much on a behavior issue as on the future that God has in store for each of my kids, and do the best I can to help them each to reach the place where they're open and willing and most importantly, obedient to His call.