Thursday, April 10, 2014

Laying it At God's Feet (and keeping it there)

Have you ever handed something over to God? I mean truly took your hands off a situation and laid it at God's feet. Have you ever given 100% of your control over to God with the purpose of relying on His plan and timing? I came across this quote on Pinterest the other day.
"Forgive me for picking up what I have already laid at your feet."

I was casually scrolling through the mile long Pinterest page and stopped dead in my tracks when I came across this pin.  WOW!  What an amazing thought.  How many times have I handed something over to God only to take control again within 1 week, 1 day, or even minutes.  To anyone else this would be so offensive.  When I do this I am telling God, "Sorry God, I don't trust you.  I don't trust your plan, time, mercy, grace, or love.  I will just handle this one my own."

Can you imagine if you did this to your husband or close friend?  You ask for their help in a situation only to turn around and say never mind...I don't trust you with my worries and situations.  Or what if they did it to you?  How would you feel?  Anyone other than God would be overly offended.  But not God.  Even though we treat Him this way He continues to love us unconditionally and without judgement.  He patiently waits until we are ready to put our trust into Him - 100%.

This pin was such a great reminder for me.  If I lay something at His feet, I need to do it with my whole heart.  I need to remind myself that He is my perfect God.  He knows my deepest thoughts and the depths of my heart.  He wants me to be happy and He is waiting for me to hand my problems over to Him.

Well, I guess I could continue things "my way", but I have been doing that for years.  My way seems to cause stress, worry, and exhaustion.  My way also makes me feel as though God is not listening to me.   Something tells me, God's way may just be easier.  Would you like to join me? :)

Dear Lord,
Please forgive me for not trusting your plan and timing.  Even though I cannot see each tiny detail of your perfect plan, I will place my complete trust in You.  Thank you Lord, for loving me unconditionally.  Thank you Lord, for the promise that all things work for the good of those who trust and love You.   Amen

"For I know the plans I have for you," declares the Lord, "plans to prosper you and not harm you, plans to give you hope and a future."  Jeremiah 29:22 NIV

"Its in Christ that we find out who we really are and what we are living for.  Long before we first heard of Christ and got our hopes up, he had his eye on us, had designs on us for glorious living, part of the overall purpose he is working out in everything and everyone."  Ehpesians 1:11-12 MSG

"Who of you by worrying can add a single hour to his life?"  Matthew 6:27 NIV

"And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him."  Romans 8:28 NIV

1 comment:

  1. Nice blog Elizabeth. Just what I needed to read today as a reminder to myself to "lay it down..."

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