Monday, May 26, 2014

Not My Will...

The search began. We got the “go ahead” fro the bank to buy a house. We were approved for a certain amount. We were excited to say the least.

Not quite right. Not the right price. Almost. Perfect!!! We found “the house” and after negotiating with the bank, we got it for a steal.

Until…things started to unravel. The anxiety began; the peace left. God, why is this not working out? Well, God had other plans, better plans!

After a series if unexpected events, it became evident that it was NOT the time to buy a house. It was time to pay off our credit card debt. All the saving we thought was for a house was really for a different purpose.

HIS will. Not ours.

Peace returned. I know this feeling well. It is the peace that comes through submission. Fellow mom, there is safety in surrender to God.

Is there an area in your life you feel God is calling you to surrender? Your job plans? A change in priorities? Where to send your kids to school? Whether or not to homeschool? Beginning a new ministry? Possibly saying “no” to a really tempting, but untimely opportunity? Submission in your marriage?

Let’ pray.

Heavenly Father, You are Faithful and True. We can trust you with ALL things. Please help us to surrender our plans and desire in exchange for your perfect and holy will. In Jesus’ name I pray, Amen.

Verses to ponder:

"For my thoughts are not your thoughts, neither are your ways my ways," declares the LORD. "As the heavens are higher than the earth, so are my ways higher than your ways 
and my thoughts than your thoughts.”  Isaiah 55:8-9

“Many are the plans in a man's heart, but it is the LORD's purpose that prevails.”  Proverbs 19:21

 “But seek first his kingdom and his righteousness, 
and all these things will be given to you as well.”  
Matthew 6:33

1 comment:

  1. Teresa what a hard lesson that you handled so beautifully. God is so good to let us know when we are going off His path, but it takes a submissive child of God to handle something like this so gracefully... Thank you for sharing this lesson with us.