Commit and Committed

Wouldn't it be amazing to wake up everyday feeling awesome, prepared, complete, whole in your physical body, mind and spirit (heart and emotions)? Zero angst or need for troubleshooting. No problems, worries, burdens or questions. Only answers - fully known and knowing. Carefree. Just being. Scripture is so accurate in saying, "He has also put eternity in their hearts" found in Ecclesiastes 3:11. There is a longing and ache for something far greater, more beautiful and wholly pure - it's heaven. We long for perfection and one day, for everyone who has received Jesus as Lord and Savior, we'll be in the presence of God almighty and all will be right and well. In the meantime, we seek to experience heaven here on earth. We desire for our present reality to match our promised future. 

I slept well last night and woke up feeling ready for the day. I had my morning routine, prayer and scripture reading. And even still about an hour into my workday, I could begin to feel the tension and stress of the day slowly creep in tempting to erode my joy and take me to a place of feeling less than and inadequate due to the complex and laborsome nature of my work. I almost wanted to feel discouraged - as if I am alone to fend for myself. I refrained from picking up the phone and venting to a coworker. Instead, I chose to stay quiet and deliberately turn my thoughts towards Jesus. I held my peace and proceeded to go about my morning. I made my cup of tea, slowly breathed in and breathed out. A short while later in that stillness and quiet, I slowly heard the words "he is provision" in my spirit. And it had a melody to it. Wait a minute, I know this song... And thanks to google, God sent the right worship song at the precise moment. (Of course like God, he sent a bonus song cause he's just that good!) He spoke directly to my heart, into my situation and feelings and encouraged me to stay committed and take courage. Stay committed to my convictions, assignment, beliefs and trust in him. Stay committed to the course, path he has me on and follow through. Because he is committed to me, he'll work it out and work it through me. 

Today, I am incredibly grateful to be reminded that no matter how challenging or tough things get, I can proceed with confidence because Christ is in me and I have a father. My father is committed to me and he daily commits himself to me. When I feel inadequate and ill prepared for the task and assignment before me, He is committed to me. When the future path is unclear and things seem vulnerable and insecure, I can take courage. We are not victims. We are not without help. We are not defenseless. We are not abandoned or orphans. We are not forgotten or alone. I have a father and as I draw near to him, he will draw near to me. 

Commit your activities to the Lordand your plans will be achieved. Proverbs 16:3 (HCSB) 

Before you do anything, put your trust totally in God and not in yourself. Then every plan you make will succeed. Proverbs 16:3 (TPT) 


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