Yesterday, we took the kids to the movies and Holy Spirit took the opportunity (of me sitting still, I think! 😉) to get my attention.
In the movie, the parents were anxiously plotting, scheming, and worrying about their kids. They knew they needed to do something but had no clue what that “something” was!
How frustrating! Knowing things need to change but not knowing what tools are needed, what resources to use, or what tactics to implement!
I can totally relate!
I can’t count how many times I’ve driven myself into a quiet, but frenzied panic trying to come up with answers, tactics, and methods to fix stuff.
So there I am, watching this silly cartoon with my kids and I ‘hear’ Holy Spirit.......
“I know. I see. I WILL show you (what to do), if you let Me.”
Then He began revealing certain areas in my life that I have subconsciously felt I needed to figure out by myself; even though I believe in trusting the Lord with all my heart and letting my steps (my life) be ordered by Him.
I realized I’d been wasting time relying on my own smarts to haphazardly “fix” things. (I say “fix” because my methods weren’t resulting in lasting change.)
I was even trying to figure things out that aren’t relevant to my life at this time!
(Something like having a 5 year old and worrying about how to raise him when he’s a teenager!)
Again, I ‘heard’.......”I know. I see. I WILL show you (what to do), if you let Me.”
I knew this to be true in theory, but since I wasn't applying that truth to my life, I wasn’t receiving the benefits and results of relying completely on the Holy Spirit.
I feel like a light bulb was turned on in my head and in my spirit!
Holy Spirit REALLY and TRULY will give me the words to speak at just the right time. He’ll teach me effective tactics uniquely suited to each situation, and He’ll guide me to resources and people whom He’ll use to speak truth into my life.
But first, I’ve got to stop blocking my ‘hearing’ with worry!
In short, Holy Spirit will give me the words to speak, the methods to use, and the skills to apply them as I lean completely on Him in EVERYTHING.
That truth completely eradicates the need to waste time and energy worrying about both big and little concerns.
Whew! That’s a HUGE load off my shoulders!
Next time worry and anxiety come knocking, I’m sending them back to where they came from.
Because I’ve got the ‘Answer’, the ‘Way-Maker’, the “Voice of Truth”, and the ‘Calm in the Storm’ - and His name is JESUS.