I always believed I was right by asking God to bless what I was doing. Come to find out… I’m all wrong. God wants us to be aware of what He is doing and join Him. Several years ago I wrote a song based on a little poem… it went something like this:
I’m running, Jesus… are You running with me?
Hmmm… what it SHOULD have said is this: You’re running Jesus… let me run with You!
Most recently I was again confronted with this skewed perspective in my own life. I have been praying fervently for a new job. I’ve been deeply dissatisfied with my work and simply wanted out. I was figuratively pounding on the doors of heaven for “my” answer. I received an answer; not exactly the one I was searching and praying for. God chose to transform my current job in a miraculous way. Not what I was expecting… but certainly an answer to prayer. I realized I have a new job, only not in the way I expected.
I re-read the scripture in Psalm 37:4 Take delight in the LORD, and he will give you your heart’s desires.
What resonated in me is this simple truth. If we take delight in the Lord, HE becomes our heart’s delight… and He generously gives us more of Himself. Lord help me to keep YOU at the center of my life… help me to find my delight in You. Help me to put my will aside and instead look for Your will in each and every situation. I want to join what You are doing… AMEN!