I have realised that the more I see of the real world, the more I understand why it is so great to know the creator of everything who has this grand plan for your life.
In the past few months I have felt more out of my depth than ever before- not in a bad way but in a way that has made me stand up and pay attention. In a way that has made me realise that the only way for me to get through this life is to go to Jesus and see His heart in it all.
As I watch the world move on around me and I see friends getting engaged and married, moving and starting new jobs – I see how God has stitched lives together and how it all works out when someone is so focused on Him in it all.
I think we have a tendency when we ‘grow up’ to think we have it all sorted – to do everything we can in our own strength and power- to see each problem as one that we individually have to overcome.
My dad brought me back to earth this morning when I phoned him in a mini panic about life by saying really clearly that I am not alone. That all I have to do is take each day at a time asking God what He wants me to do and how He wants me to do it.
In Matthew 10:15 it says that we need to be like little children in order to receive the kingdom of God. And it struck me that children expect their parents to solve their problems- if something goes wrong the adult fixes it…so maybe that is what Jesus is saying…stop pretending that we know what we are doing and ask the King over everything, our Heavenly Father to help us.
So I think I’m going to stop trying to know everything and settle on knowing that God has it all, He has His plan and all I need to do is ask and listen and follow.
|That little girl is me – with my amazing family – I might just go back to following my Heavenly father the way she did her earthly father.
listening to Jason Upton