You really want me to remain still, do nothing, just wait.
I am a doer and I want to help. At times my motivation is just to please You and nothing else. So in trying to please You I feel like I need to do something...........especially when I am struggling!
It is those times of struggling that I probably should live out Ps. 37:4 more often - Be Still! When I get caught up in sin and can not seem to shake its grip that is when I try to do everything possible to "fix" the situation.
Ps. 25:15 "My eyes are ever on the Lord, for only He will release my feet from the snare."
I ran across this verse this morning in my devotion. A verse with a reminder of what to do and all at the same time a verse with a reminder of what you can't do.
1) What to do - My eyes need to never leave the focus of seeking Him. My eyes need to remained focused on Him. My eyes need to concentrate on the One that controls all and allows breath in my life. I need to be still and watch the Lord work.
2)What you can't do - I can not fix the snare I get myself into. I can not release myself from the pit of sin. I cannot win my own battles. I cannot help out the situation by helping out - Only He can release my feet!
It is like being in quick sand. The more you fight the more dangerous the situation. (No, i have never been in quick sand, but this is what I heard. ha) We need to just wait for help or listen for instruction from ONE that has a better perspective and knows all about the surroundings!
Lord, Jesus, Savior, God - forgive me for my involvement when it is so not needed. There are definitely times you tell me to "do", but I would say too often I move, help, involve, get stuck, etc. and you have asked me to remain. Lord, forgive my jump the gun attitude so often! Thank you for your Word! Thank you for your blessings and You "in controlness". Thank you for the power You posses over all the snares that I get entangled in! God you are amazing and I love you!
Today I am going to work at a little shop in town called Logo Graphics. I LOVE IT! We have ball practice, cheer practice, praise band practice, and church tonight too! Here we go!