Letting Go Of The Reins
Letting Go Of The Reins
Change is difficult. It’s also uncomfortable and often times lonely. Yet do you continue to dig in the rut and stay where you no longer belong? Do you become hardened and angry because you have burrowed in? If the Lord is prompting a change are you willing to trust Him?
I know the plans I have for you, says the Lord,” yet I make my own plans, stay in a boring routine, and don’t trust Him. Why is that? Jeremiah 29:11 continues with….”they are plans for good not evil, to give you a future and a hope.” In today’s world, those are precious promises.
He knows everything about me; my personality, quirks, weaknesses and strengths. God is able to take all of my attributes that make me…me… and use them for His glory. He knows where I belong and where my gifts and talents will be utilized perfectly. Yet I continue to dig the rut deeper. Why?
The answer for me is fear. I am afraid of the unknown and afraid of failing which keeps me from many open doors. I often have thoughts of, “What will others think?” because I want to please everyone. I dig in my heels as I grab the reins of my own life, and that, my friend is tragic.
Honestly, the bottom line for my fear is that I do not trust the God of the universe who loves me dearly to know what is best for me. Psalm 118:6 & 7: He is for me! How can I be afraid? What can mere man do to me? The Lord is on my side; he will help me….”
I am climbing down from my high horse now and letting go of the reins. My help once again has arrived.