“While there are birds, birds to fly…”
I heard that Mother Teresa said “I know God will not give me anything I can’t handle. I just wish that He didn’t trust me so much.”
I’m no Mother Teresa, and I already know that God will give me things I can’t handle. I also know that he gives me things that He can handle if I learn to do only what He asks and let Him do the heavy lifting. (“Will You Be My Alligator” link here.) But sometimes I wonder…
I didn’t feel like driving to Alberta again yesterday when I have so much to do at home. But the Lover of my soul knew I needed a break, so I ended up going. I spent the time in the car talking to God, pouring out my feelings to Jesus, and sitting quietly with Holy Spirit. I have evidence of transformation in my life because I have much more peace than I used to when my list of concerns to pray about gets longer and longer. But still I wonder if I could have done things differently (or sooner), if I said something I ought not to have said (or failed to say), if I am following the right path or if I have missed some crucial heavenly download somewhere. Am I doing this right?
Change is messy, I know, but it looks like I may have to exchange my rubber boots for hip waders soon. I cried out, “Lord! I really need to hear your voice about now! Just talk to me! What should I do?!” (I may have raised my voice.)
I was listening to music on my phone as I drove. (Gotta love a car with a USB port.) Road conditions demanded my attention so I left it on shuffle. The songs played in random order. Most of the music on my phone is a peaceful worshipful style aimed at reducing stress in city traffic. My other more eclectic collections are on a road trip sticks or CDs.
A song came on just as I asked my question. I tell you the truth. I do not recall ever hearing this song before or downloading on my phone. It was in a large, but inexpensive collection of classic jazz tunes I bought a few months ago, but I had only listened to a few familiar favourite songs on it.
This is what I heard: Trust in Me.
I think I have a new favourite.
“While there’s a moon, a moon up high…”
3 thoughts on “Am I Hearing You Right?”
I was speaking to my pastor’s wife about this on Sunday–how absolutely scary change is! Her response was, “Let Him shake up your world!” That’s exactly what He is doing and I’ve decided to roll with it, knowing that in the end, He is in control either way.
He can shake things up for sure. What if it’s not so much a matter of him being in control and you rolling with it? What if he wants you to join him in making changes?
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That’s a very interesting perspective Charis…I actually think you may have articulated my thoughts better than me! I’m still trying to figure it all out!lol I am on board though. Thank you for reading!
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