You Don’t Have to Try to Figure It Out

At the end of every year most of us are reevaluating, making adjustments, laying out our options, and praying about decisions. What do I need to change, start, stop?

As the clock continues its perpetual swing, and January 1 races closer, an anxiety can begin to surface. The millions of miscellaneous tasks that need to be completed after Christmas and before New Years Day make for a very busy six days.

The power of mental thinkingWe have less than four of those days now, and one thought is reeling through my brain:

I only have a few tiny days left to finish getting everything in order and rearrange my life with superb organizational skills? Gah!

At this point I feel like a miniscual caricature in the middle of the page with all the choices pertaining to every aspect of my life hanging over my head in large letters glaring down at me. And I want to sit down Indian style with the video games on my iPhone in complete escapism and denial that life must go on.

Well, not really.

Okay…maybe a little bit. 😉

Then God cuts through all the chaos in my head and reminds me that I don’t have to try to figure it out. I can cast my burdens at His feet and worship Him.

Trust in the Lord with all your heart, and lean not on your own understanding; In all your ways acknowledge Him, and He shall direct your paths. Proverbs 3:4-5 NKJ

I don’t have to lean on my own understanding. I don’t understand everything. All I have to do is obey His voice.

Simply trust and obey.

At once, peaceful Love floods my tired soul, and I rest in His presence ready to obey.

What decisions have been weighing on your mind that you can lay at His feet?

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