Last night as I was lying in bed, my mind was busy. Some situations and circumstances were troubling me, and I was talking to the Lord about them. Then I caught myself falling into a familiar trap, and I DID IT AGAIN! I found myself telling the Lord what to do. Seriously. I heard myself saying, “Lord, please do………”
In my mind I had figured out the best way to take care of the troubling situation, so rather than ask God for His wisdom, and turn it over to Him, I instead had chosen to plan it out, then let Him know what should be done!
Have you ever been there/done that?!
Don’t get me wrong. At times, I think it’s okay for us to “tell” God what to do. There is a verse that says “Concerning the work of my hands, command ye me.” (Isaiah 45:11) God openly invites us to come to Him, and ask Him to do what we need Him to do. HOWEVER, I was basing my “commands” on my own wisdom, and seeking MY desires, rather than HIS will.
God gently reminded that when things aren’t the way I’d like them to be, He doesn’t need me to try to fix things with my own plans.
GOD DOES ENCOURAGE ME to ask Him to:
*Work in the hearts of all those that are involved in the situation, in His own way.
*Change me as needed – not them!
*Help me to respond right.
*Give me wisdom as to what I should or should not do or say.
*Give me clear direction and affirmation through His Word.
*Help me to “stand still and let God move”.
Is there a situation in your life that has you bothered? Rather than try to figure it out on your own, or try to “fix it”, why not turn it over to God, and let Him take care of it in His own way?