Happy new week lovely readers! Hope you've had a good weekend and are ready to boss this new week! I know you are 😁 and as I say this, you're probably thinking of all the things you have to do at home and at work. Don't let nerves settle in as you think of those things. Don't fill your mind, time and space with things you think you need to do in order to make your week good. That's where the anxiety starts to creep in and take over. When our thoughts are focused on all the things we need to do, we put that pressure on ourselves. We take on that burden to make all those things happen. And then we realise, we're only one person. How on earth can we shoulder all those things on our own? The good news is, we're not meant to!
The first thing I want to remind you of is that God is able to do ANYTHING & EVERYTHING, even more than what you imagine (Ephesians 3:20). And one thing I realised is that sometimes we need to give God space to do what He does best. What do I mean by this? There are a few examples where God only needed the smallest and simplest of things in order for His will to be accomplished. Think of Gideon, who upon hearing he would be leading an army against the Midianites, gathered a large group of men to fight against Midian. Gideon did what any one would think to do in such a situation and this was God's response: "You have too many men. I cannot deliver Midian into their hands , or Israel would boast against me, 'My own strength has saved me.'"
God knows the heart of man and always seeks to teach us an important lesson about His nature. God does not need resources in the quantities we imagine. God can deliver a fully profitable business in 1 year where the world says 5. God can prepare you for a ministry when the world writes you off. God can defeat enemies with one small stone and a sling where others would need an army and an armoury. Do you see where I'm going with this? God defeated the enemy with the life of ONE man, His own son, Jesus. God chose one man to lead His chosen people out of slavery into their promised land.
At some point, we need to learn to give God space to do what He does best. Don't crowd Him with stuff. Don't help Him by enlisting your own army. Do you know what God seeks above all that? Very simple; relying on God, His mercy and His faithfulness. It is God who saves and delivers. Whatever you're waiting on God for, give God space. Give God time. And most importantly, give God the sacrifice of your broken and contrite heart that knows that it pleases God to give us what our hearts desire.
So, as you go into this new week, remember, your efforts could come to nothing if they are not led by God. Let God help you. Trust God's presence in your situation. Trust God's provision of everything you need and trust the Spirit of God is working through the people He has placed around you.