For many years after I started following Jesus, I was very resolute. I thought that determination and decisiveness were important attributes for being a leader. Now, I realize that many times I was simply being stubborn and opinionated. With this new understanding that I have about myself, in all of life’s situations, I need to simply wait and let the Lord guide me in the process. I don’t have to have an answer to every question. I have found that humbly asking God for wisdom and understanding becomes a doorway into intimate fellowship with Him. The answer I was looking for is no longer what is important but the fellowship with Him is wonderful. Complete surrender to His will is the most important decision I can make. I have found that being willing to do or not do something gives me flexibility. My major responsibility is to trust Him in every situation and let Him guide me in the way that I should go. Now, the decisions I have to make are whether or not I am willing to make the adjustments that are necessary to join Him in His Kingdom activity that I see happening around me. I pray that He will continually help me realize how weak and ignorant I am when I am not relinquishing everything over to the Lord.
“Commit your way to the LORD; trust in him and he will do this: He will make your righteousness shine like the dawn, the justice of your cause like the noonday sun.”
“We want each of you to show this same diligence to the very end, so that what you hope for may be fully realized. We do not want you to become lazy, but to imitate those who through faith and patience inherit what has been promised.”