Much of our lives are spent planning. What we will do, where and when we will go? Sometimes we pray about our plans and desires, hoping that God will jump on board and make it all happen. I was that person most of my life as a strong, independent woman.
Even though I have loved Jesus since I was very young, I wanted control of my life. I convinced myself I wanted God’s will but really if he asked me to do something I did not want to do, my hearing became very dull.
Now living a life of true surrender, I am doing exactly what he has told me to do. It is uncomfortable, it looks foolish, not everyone cheers me on but I have more peace in my life than ever before. I have learned that when you begin to trust Him in obedience, you then start to fulfill your purpose on this earth.
You see our whole beginning to end has already been written in His book. We do not need to strive, try and make it happen or live a stressful “keeping up with the Jones’s” life. He really does have it all in control. No one knows us like Him. Or will ever love us like Him. No one will be as intimate as Him. So trusting Him should be a no brainer. One of my favorite chapters in the Bible depicts this so beautifully.
Wonderful are your works
O Lord, you have searched me and you know me. You know when I sit down and when I rise up, my entire life, everything I do; you understand my thoughts from afar. You are intimately acquainted with all my ways. Even before there is a word on my tongue, still unspoken, O Lord, You know it all. You have placed Your hand upon me. Such infinite knowledge is too wonderful for me; It is too high above me, I cannot reach it.
For You formed my innermost parts;You knit me together in my mothers womb. You know me inside and out, you know every bone in my body; I will give thanks and praise to You, for I am fearfully and wonderfully made. Wonderful are Your works, and my soul knows it very well. How precious also are Your thoughts of me, O God! How vast is the sum of them! If I could count them, they would out number the sand.
Your eyes have seen my unformed body; and in Your book were written all the days that were appointed for me, when as yet there was not one of them even taking shape.” – Psalm 139
You see, he has your life already planned and already written. Your story is unlike any other. We don’t need to compete or compare. We were meant to have a unique life and to let go of worry, fear, and any otherworldly care. For he cares for you unlike any ever will and he custom-designed the perfect plan for your life. Trust an obey loved ones.
Amanda Schmude says
Thank you Leah. It’s so encouraging to see your surrender to God. I am a single independent lady ,and I completely know what you are talking about.! I struggle with surrender a lot. This is the reminder I needed today. Thanks again. And God bless you?