Why are you running so fast pretending you know which way to go?  For me, I’ve realized that I have made an idol of self-reliance!  I think that I have the wisdom and power to work my way out of almost any situation.  In fact, I set goals and I chase the outcomes in life that I think are “successful,” even though success only comes through submission to God.  I’ve exhausted a lot of energy (and time) chasing after and idolizing that self-reliance and even the “idol of success!”  Do YOU recognize those idols in YOUR life?  Do you recognize the cost of those idols?  I’m imagining what life would look like now if I had ONLY chased God’s dreams instead of my own.  At the same time, I’m not living in regret over lost energy, but now I pray that I can best understand and activate God’s dreams for my life!

Psalm 46:10, NASB

Stop striving and know that I am God; I will be exalted among the nations, I will be exalted on the earth.

So, What… for This Week?

So, now, I want to let God’s dreams burn in me instead of MY efforts of fear, anxiety and striving that I’ve experienced in the past. I want to relax in God’s peace now and surrender to His pace, trusting in His goodness rather than running around to find what can never be found in my striving. What we ALL really want and need is God’s love, satisfaction, joy, and contentment for our souls. Are YOU ready to be rescued by God as He releases you from bondage?…The bondage of chasing what is not yours to chase.