Staying on Track
Trust God from the bottom of your heart; don’t try to figure out everything on your own. Listen for God’s voice in everything you do, everywhere you go; he’s the one who will keep you on track.
Proverbs 3:5-6 (Message)
A few short weeks after getting renewed focus for this new year, I am in need of a refresher. Here I am, still struggling to wake up early enough to make time for the things He’s called me to do. Still behind on my laundry. And, yeah, I ate all kinds of simple carbs last weekend.
Day to day, I see the self-discipline I was so intent on holding onto this year slipping away. I have such vision for what God might have in store for me this year, but not always the drive to make it happen.
And that’s where God gets me, every time. I don’t need to make anything happen. I just need to be me, and continue to live out my life in His strength, day to day.
Yes, we all need disciplines in our daily life, but for me it is easy to blur the line between seeking God and seeking goals. Being all tied up in knots over what I haven’t yet accomplished, or how I’ve screwed up, is not how it’s supposed to be. Proverbs tells us, God is the one that will keep us on track.
Too often, instead of allowing God to keep me on track, I make charts and checklists and in general drive myself nuts. So I ask myself, ‘What now?’ I’ve been corrected by God’s own word. Will I step back and let go of my desire to control outcomes? Will I rest in his strength every day and stop trying to do things on my own?
I’m not even going to try to figure this one out. I’m going to post this verse somewhere I can see it and ask God to remind me every day to trust, and to listen.
I’m still learning. Will you join me?