Lately I’ve had a pretty crazy schedule. For example, over the last five days, I have preached in two different cities and spent significant time in three different states. I have been spending time with incredible people and love all of the things that God is doing in my life right now. However, in this time it is also super easy to get overwhelmed. Yesterday, I arrived in Boise and immediately felt an intense amount of pressure in thinking about this next job I’m getting ready to do and all I have to learn and do to make it happen. Then I thought of everything else that is happening in my life and the uncertainties I have, the fears I have, and the feelings I have…and to be honest, it was too much.
My friend and I ended up at a coffee shop to get some work done, and I finally brought my antsy self to pray. Isn’t it funny how that often isn’t our first reaction to stress and anxiety? In that moment I tapped into a peace that I hadn’t known earlier. My situations didn’t change, and clarity didn’t necessarily come for the future. However, God put my life in perspective. He showed me what my job right now is – to walk forward and complete what is put in front of me. God’s job? Everything else. He is the one that is going to make all the pieces come together, move the hearts that need to be moved, and ultimately carry me in those moments when I don’t have what it takes to do it. In the moment when I thought that I desperately needed a vacation, I realized that what I desperately needed was HIM.
I think there are times in our lives when God doesn’t necessarily give us clarity for the future, but rather helps us to trust. I’ve said over and over that I don’t follow the plan; rather I follow God. If that is true, then I should understand that I don’t have to have all the details worked out to trust His heart. He has always been SO good to me…and He will never be anything else but GOOD.
Are you facing uncertainty? Are all the unknowns threatening to overwhelm you? I challenge you, whether you feel like it or not, to pray. Let the Savior of your heart remind you what your job is and what His is…and let Him carry you. You can trust His heart, and you can rest in His hand.