God is in the details!
While I was driving my taxi stretch that I make every morning with the kids, I was praying and seeing what God wanted to say to me today. That is what I got, “I am in the details!”
He is in every To Do list, every appointment set on the schedule for today, even in the laundry that has to get done. (Ugh!)
It takes patience and perseverance to continue our day while marking off a list that is the length of a roll of toilet paper.
Each day we wake up and in our minds we know exactly what has to be done in order for a successful day to be achieved.
The clock continues to tick whether we are running behind, run out of gas, lock our keys in the car, or worse – forget to pick up the kids from school (my experience).
Our roles of responsibility continue to climb quickly accompanied by their expectations; all reaching for some invincible goal that – to be honest – will never be met in one’s personal strength.
Of course, we do not realize the pace we’re traveling until we’ve come to a catastrophic halt caused by life’s hiccups. From a coffee pot that won’t brew your ‘go juice’ when you are on your way out the door to getting a discouraging health report from your doctor.
Days seem to pass too quickly and the hours are shorter, the “To Do” list is longer. From our coffee pots on the brink (a much-needed necessity for some of us), not enough clean underwear, homework that didn’t get done, bills piling up and money short, a promising business deal suddenly gone south, to an argument with our spouse.
Anything can trigger a halt in our lives – causing us to reflect upon not only what we are doing but also what is causing us to be stressed. These triggers can express themselves as emotional blow-ups (anger, yelling, rudeness) or silent tears (sadness, depression, etc.).
No matter what size the hiccup LIFE doesn’t care and LIFE doesn’t wait for us to catch up. It keeps trucking along, as we continue on this never-ending track. Sometimes it takes all the unforeseen obstacles on this treadmill called life to get our attention.
All we have in our favor is God’s grace and strength that will produce peace.
By allowing ourselves to enjoy our relationship with Christ we are able to embrace the truth that God’s strength enables our “To Do” list, our agenda. In addition, we can eliminate unnecessary triggers by double-checking our list to make sure that we have not ‘bit off more than we can chew”.
His peace comes to settle upon our stressful moments, our moments we become overwhelmed, or the times we are consumed with fear and doubt.
His peace passes all our understanding and through Him we are able to do all things.
I encourage you today to embrace God’s strength, rid yourself of ‘yourself’, and breathe in His peace.
LIVE TODAY! and . . .
Keep smilin’ ~ Jenn
Suggested Reading: Philippians 4:7, 13
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