Jul 16, 2013

Listening, Leaping, Trusting


Life is a funny thing.  There are so many ups and downs, highs and lows, peaks and valleys.  At times my head feels like its spinning way to fast and the only thing I want is for life to just pause for a few moments so that I can collect my thoughts and ponder over things.  I've become far too fond of trying to make well-thought out decisions and being able to examine an idea, a thought, or a decision from all angles before making any sudden movements.  And I'm not trying to say that there is anything wrong with that at all, I think taking my time to make decisions and taking the time to pray about them, talk them over with family or friends, and even writing out lists have lead me to many great choices.  However.  I think there is something to be said about taking a leap of faith.  It strengthens and renews my trust in God and His plans for my life.  It feels me with a rush of excitement while completely humbling me and forcing myself to let go of being in control.  The truth that I have to keep reminding myself is that I'm not in control, life is going to happen, people are going to leave, doors are going to open, doors are going to close, I'm going to laugh, I'm going to cry, and it's so beautiful that these things just happen.  When I really think about it, I'm glad to not be fully in control at all times, and to not bare that burden.  I'm glad I can take time to sit back and enjoy this amazing thing called life, a gift that has been given to me.  It's beautiful the way each little fragment of time, each moment, is intricately woven together to form our life.  And all we are called to do is have faith in God, to trust in His plans, not to challenge them, try to change them, or mess them up, but to have faith in them.

This week, I'm listening, I'm leaping, and I'm trusting.

"Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways acknowledge Him, and He will makes your paths straight."  - Proverbs 3:5-6 NIV

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