Natasha’s Daily Scripture, Prayer, and Reflection for 5.29.18

Scripture

Many are the plans in a person’s heart, but it is the Lord’s purpose that prevails.

Proverbs 19:21

 

Reflection

As someone I once knew always says, “if you want to make God laugh tell Him your plans” and this phrase is so accurate that you have to laugh, because we spend the largest portions of our life planning, strategizing, and outlining our life the way that we think it should go- but never stepping back and acknowledging that through it all- God is running things and we are merely along for the ride.

If we let Him steer our chartered course then we can fully experience and enjoy the trip- we can wisely invest our time and energy into serving Him and living life to its fullest. God will always open doors, windows, and crawl spaces of opportunity for us. He will always make a way out of no way- but if He’s trying to guide the ship right while you’re grabbing the wheel trying to turn it left guess where you will go? No where. Guess what you will experience? Nausea and frustration.

Every day we must make the effort to get out of our own way, to let go and surrender to God, and allow Him to lead us to where we need to be. Lord knows I battle with myself on this regularly, and I recognize that my life is so much smoother, calmer, and stress-free when I simply let God do His job and I focus on doing mine.

Prayer

Father thank You for your patience, for Your remarkable sense of humor, for Your wisdom and understanding, and for your guidance throughout my days. There are moments in time when I think I have things figured out, and I think that what I’m doing is Your intent for my life- just to find myself puzzled when things don’t go as planned.

Father I apologize for getting out of line, for assuming to know Your plans and thought process. Father I apologize for trying to run my life like a goat, instead of being a disciplined and loyal sheep and simply following Your lead. Thank You for knowing me better than I can ever know myself, and in knowing me You patiently wait on me to catch on and catch up to the pace You have set. You are amazing. You are awesome. I love You Father. Thank you. Amen.

I love you all. Have an amazing day. God bless you.

Natasha

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