I’m gonna cut right to it. I’ve been struggling and not just with returning from Guatemala. Within the first night or two of my week-long stay, God kept repeating to me what I needed to work on. The word came with an image of my hand in front of my face. I get so caught up with making realistic goals and plans that I can achieve that I miss the great masterpiece He’s creating behind it.
I knew that until I removed my hand from in front of my face I’d continue missing His calling. Essentially, I was wasting my time. God’s plans are infinitely better than ours could ever be. And if it could be any more fitting, our team’s verse for this trip was
Here I thought that verse was speaking to the people of Guatemala. I couldn’t have missed the sign if I hit it with my car. The Lord doesn’t give us a burden or a passion and then rip it from us. That’s what I was doing. I was saying, “God, my plans are more tangible. They don’t require so my faith and trust.” I was missing Christianity as a whole.
Until we fully put our trust in Him and lay our lives down, we will miss our calling completely.
Hillsong UNITED is releasing their new CD Empires within the next week or so but their first single Touch the Sky completely floored me. There’s a line in the song that says
“I found my life when I laid it down.”
Daily, I need to lay my wants, my desires, my hopes and dreams at the feet of the One who can grant them. Jesus.
We don’t exist for ourselves. We exist to exalt His name higher.