Today’s Verse/Thought: Letting Go Of My Way
Whoever finds his life will lose it, and whoever loses his life for my sake will find it. Matthew 10:29
Probably the biggest single obstacle to getting close to God is our unwillingness to let Him into every part of our life. In Psalm 16:8 it says, I have set the Lord ALWAYS before me… Because we live in a culture that teaches us that WHAT we do is an indicator of WHO we are, we have turned the I-can-do-it-myself mentality into an art form. Unless we are willing to admit our absolute poverty to do anything without God, and go to Him for everything, we will never have the kind of relationship with Him that we desire.
In 2 Corinthians 12:7-11 we find Paul complaining about his thorn or weakness. God tells him that His power is made perfect in weakness, a foreign concept, but one that we must grasp. Recognize today that you are weak and decide to let God into every aspect of your life.
Make it a habit to pray about everything, not just the big or overwhelming obstacles. Pray before making that phone call or attending that meeting. Our Lord loves us and would never consider something too mundane for Him to be involved.
Make a list of the areas in your life where you have felt the need to be in control. Talk about them with your spouse or another close friend or counselor. Make it a point of daily prayer to offer your will to God in exchange for His. Every time you are about to make a decision remember to quietly ask God for guidance.
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