It hit me upside the head as I was applying my mascara this morning
It’s a wonder I didn’t poke myself in the eye.
I am going to be without a job in two weeks.
Oh, I already knew this fact, but the reality of it all sank in deep. Real deep. I’m not sure why today, but it did.
My mental list began:
- Continue job search.
- Apply for potential jobs.
- Be patient.
- DO NOT PANIC!
Never mind I had already prayed this morning. Never mind I had asked God to continue to provide for me and our family. Forget the fact I prayed for God’s will and not my own.
Panic crept in and tried to have its way.
I have no logical reason to panic and to doubt God’s care for me. Really. I know He loves me. I know He will never leave me. He’s proven He provides what I need–not necessarily what I want, but most certainly what I need. (Thank you, God!) He gives me hope, and his future for me is His perfect plan.
For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future. Jeremiah 29:11
But sometimes my mind just goes to places it shouldn’t, and I revert back to “self-reliance” mode.
Yet, my mind, my heart, my life is safer, in “God-reliance” mode.
- God-reliant: confident, trustful, dependence on God
God, again, I give you my mind, my heart, my life. Not my will, but yours.
There is hope for a heart set on God.
For surely there is a future, and your hope will not be cut off.
Listen, my child, and be wise, and guide your heart on the right way. Proverbs 23:18-19
When panic tries to creep in, we can relax. It has no place in the life of one who’s heart is set on God. There’s no need for us to fret and worry. He’s got this, and He’s got us.
No matter what tries to pull at us to walk on our own, in our own strength, in our own ways, may we be reminded of the above truth… and set our hearts on Him. And keep them there.
His plans for us are perfect. They are not to harm us, and our hope will not be cut off. Friend, live free in this today with me.
It’s a great day for #livefreeThursday! Linking up with Suzanne Eller and friends.