Friends, I’ve been struggling a little bit with God. For awhile now we’ve been wrestling with some big financial choices and have been feeling like God was leading us. We’ve been trying to trust God, not quite knowing what the outcome would be. Then, BAM. Every single door slammed shut and every step we had taken just completely fell apart. Does this sound familiar in any area of your life? Perhaps if you’ve faced a big job change or a move or a complicated health decision you may have encountered this. Well, here is what we did….
- Like a very mature Christian, I had a little tantrum. I told God I wasn’t too happy with him. I said “God, what is the deal, I don’t understand this.This isn’t fair or fun.’ (The good news is that he can handle my temper tantrums better than I handle the ones my kids throw)
- I texted my friends and told them I was grumpy. I said, I don’t get God. Why is he wasting our time? What was the point of all this?
- I didn’t sleep. I tossed and turned and grumped and whined.
And then….I logged into Facebook and this is what I saw in my feed.
And, I finally got it. God needed me to give it all up. I was holding it all too closely. The decisions we were making and the path we were walking were becoming more important to me than He was. They were becoming an idol.
So, I finally let go.
I said, Lord, I know you have the best plans for me and my family. I’m going to lay this all at your feet. I will be content and I will wait.
You know what happened?
PEACE. I started sleeping again. Hope entered my heart. I don’t know what the next step will be and which door will open up next. But, I do know…God’s got this. And, I need to let him walk before me.
Is there an area of your life you are struggling to give up? Try it today. I guarantee you will feel lighter!