Oftentimes we, as humans, make things more complicated than they should be. I’m the master at this. My tendency to examine and ponder about various aspects of my internal goings-on can be called tedious, at best. Allowing simplicity to pour over each situation would definitely save me a lot of tossing and turning emotionally. However, handing over that trust to God is exactly what our faith walk is. For me, it is something that I have to do on a daily basis, multiple times a day. It’s so easy to put my fingerprints all over everything in my life. Part of that is being a mother or a woman, I think. Another part is because of the old battle scars. I’m happy that I have them, because the situations I went through made me a stronger person. However, I have no wish to revisit the pain that accompanied them.
So with all of this touching, messing with, and overthinking, sometimes I have to force myself to stop and ask myself the following question:
What would I do if I knew that God’s hand would provide the means to accomplish it?
The answer is so simple, but the acting out of this answer is what is difficult. Fear really gets in the way. Fear and its accompanying “what if’s” too often keep me from stepping out with confidence. On the other side of that, I’m impatient and once solid in a direction, I get where I want to get the ball rolling sooner than I need to.
How about you? What would you do if you knew that God would provide the means to accomplish that which your heart desires to do? Do you let fear sidetrack you? Or impatience push you before the right time?