Wednesday, February 8, 2012

An Open Letter to Myself

Dear Me, 

You don't have to put so much pressure on yourself. You don't have to know right now what is next, how it is all going to work out and where you will be a year from now. 

Trying so hard to have all of it figured out can be exhausting, discouraging and even paralyzing. What if today, we just decide that where we are RIGHT NOW is exactly where we are supposed to be, and that knowing that is enough. What if we let the need to control go and if we let the need to know every piece of the plan go, and if we let attachments to specific outcomes go. 

What if we just TRUST? 

We can do our best to make plans, goals and strategies. Those are all very good things. When goal making stops feeling peaceful, when it stops feeling like progress, when it stops feeling right and starts feeling yucky, we need to really examine when its time to let go and just trust. 

Everything always works out somehow. It just does. Be at peace. You are so very blessed.



Anonymous said...

Why Pray?
We find intimacy with God through communicating with Him in prayer. We go to Him in faith, knowing that He hears and answers all our prayers (1 John 5:14). Be confident that God knows and wants what is best for us; so ask that His will be done in all we seek from Him. Then, thank Him for it, even though it hasn’t happened yet.

Anonymous said...

That was good. Real good

Anonymous said...

Believers do not pray with the view of informing God about things unknown to Him, or of exciting Him to do His duty, or of urging Him as though He were reluctant. On the contrary, they pray in order that they may arouse themselves to seek Him, that they may exercise their faith in meditating on His promises, that they may relieve themselves from their anxieties by pouring them into His bosom; in a work, that they may declare that from Him alone they hope and expect, both for themselves and for others, all good things.
John Calvin