Monday, January 2, 2017
Take Your Eyes Off The Problem
Happy New Year! It's a blank new page. What are you going to do with it? God has been working me over about my independence. I struggle with "I" gotta do this and "I" can do this. Yet~ God really wants "I" to step aside and let HIM. He wants me to lay down my independence and totally depend upon HIM. To stop trying to fix things and lay them at His feet. He wants me to stop running in my own strength and rest in Him. He wants me to stop being fearful and trust Him to handle life's challenges.
Every season in life has new challenges and unanswered questions. When the kids were little I was concerned where to send them to school and how to keep them safe from the evils of this world. When they grew I worried about their salvation and how to reach their heart for Jesus. Then I worried how they would make a living and who they would marry. I am only as happy as my saddest child. Yet~ they have the same God that I have and they can find the answers they need in Him just as their momma has learned to do. I pray that they will learn to depend on Him for everything in life.
I tell God often it would help me so much if He would just write out His plan for me to follow. He
is God and His ways are best. He left His Holy Spirit to dwell in me, to lead me and guide me. He promises to walk and talk with me. He promises to never leave me or forsake me. He has all the power in the world.
My New Year's Focus is to take my eyes off the problem, off the storms of life, off the people, off the circumstances~ OFF the waves and ON JESUS!
John 14:6 Jesus said unto him, I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh to the Father, but by me.
Happy New Year ~ may we all learn to take our focus off the problem and on Jesus. He can be trusted.