Wednesday, February 11, 2015

Time to Surrender!

As I was doing my devotional recently, there was a sentence that hit me so hard that I have thought about it ever since. In the devotional, it's God talking to me, and the sentence simply said this: "You will find that you can accomplish more in less time after you have given yourself to Me in rich communion." I started thinking about how I always say there is not enough time in the day to do all the things I need (and want) to do. I make excuses for not spending time with God and say that I'm "just too busy". God revealed to me how much this excuse doesn't make sense. He created time. He set the sun and stars in a cycle and set up days and nights. It's not a surprise to Him that I have a limited number of hours each day. He has given me an exact amount of time that He has perfectly planned out and the time He has given is sufficient for what He wants me to do every day. He knows that I have limited hours and He knows what He wants me to do for each and every one of them. The next key thing to this is that I have to give Him complete control of my day. I know He has a plan, but if I direct my focus onto things other than Him, I will lose the opportunities He wants to give me. His plan is so much more perfect than anything I could ever imagine, yet I still hesitate to give up control. I worry that if I give it up, He will ask me to do things that will mess up my routine or my schedule. But then I just have to remember that not only does He have a plan, but He is all-knowing and is aware of everything going on in my life. He sees the big picture and can determine way better than me what is the best way to spend my time. Maybe He will mess with my schedule. So what? If that is what is required in order for His kingdom to grow and if it is His will, then it doesn't matter what it messes up. When I surrender my day to Him, I better be ready for a ride because there's no telling what He will have in store. I don't want to miss the opportunities He gives me each day. I want to totally trust Him and give him complete control. Even if I only see one step at a time, I can know that He sees every future step and He won't lead me astray.