As women, we (or people in general) like things done in a specific time frame. We find questions swimming in our minds like, “What if what I’m praying for never happens?” “Am I praying the right prayer?” “Did God hear me?” It can be a task when we surrender our calendar and trust the Lord. But friend, He is faithful!
Surrender and Trust
Surrender is hard. It is lonely. ”Kelly Minter described surrender and trust this way in her No Other Gods Bible Study. “Surrender is about the will; trust is about the heart.” I found this statement extremely helpful in that it illustrates surrender and trust. At times, we surrender to God without trusting Him wholeheartedly. We find ourselves in complete surrender but the trust aspect has not caught up with our surrender.
The vulnerability to God’s timing is scary. Additionally, vulnerability can lead to anxiety and apprehension. If we take a step back, out of our comfort zone, we find something grand. Being actually vulnerable allows for growth. We grow areas like our faith and trust in God.
There is a season in my life right now in which I have to take my eyes off of the calendar. I know what God promises. However, waiting three years seems like an eternity in this day and age. It does seem long as I write out three years, but you know what? God has been faithful. I see fruits of my prayers. Prayers I lifted up to him in my darkest hour are being answered.
When I stare at the calendar, it seems like a snail was in charge on time. Just slooowwwwwlly moving to the next day. In this season, the enemy attempted to use the calendar to my demise as this control freak is no longer in control. I had to realize that letting go and letting God meant not staring at the calendar. No longer do I stalk the calendar and say when is this supposed to happen? Instead, I have to trust God. And when the whispers come, I can say without restraint that I trust God’s timing.
I’m still waiting, still trusting.
I’m reminded of a scripture passage in which the Lord encourages us, “But do not forget this one thing, dear friends: With the Lord a day is like a thousand years, and a thousand years are like a day.” 1 Peter 3:8.
What is on your calendar that you have held on to?
Will you surrender?
What does surrendering your calendar to God look like?
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