This post has nothing to do with the wedding, or moving to Savannah, or what cute and fun thing the Tar Heel and I did this weekend. But it is something I wanted to share in case someone else can relate to my post or the post that inspired this one.
Did you know that God doesn’t need my help? You probably already knew that, and I’m sure deep down I know it too. But being a Type A personality at it’s finest, I feel like I have to give the Maker of the Stars a little heads-up about certain situations. Indeed, He doesn’t need me to explain a situation prior to asking Him for help. He doesn’t need me to go through, point-by-point why I am right and they were wrong. He doesn’t even need me to physically ask for His guidance and help. He just needs me to trust and rely entirely in Him. That’s it.
I love having friends that you can send an email to explaining a difficult (lack of control related) situation and they respond with this:
…I will pray for your comfort and relief in knowing His timing is omnipotent.
Reading this post and that email just put it all in perspective for me. Recently I have felt like my life has been turned entirely upside down. I mean, wouldn’t you if you were:
1) Starting a brand new full time job with new (huge) responsibilities.
2) Starting your final thesis for your Master’s Degree
3) Taking additional classes at night to prepare for your second Master’s Degree and applying for your next program
4) Planning a wedding
5) Preparing to live an entirely separate existence from the one happiest part of your life for several months (how on earth can I make it apart from the Tar Heel?)
6) Preparing your heart and relationship to be the best it can be in marriage and life with your soul mate and God (again, no pressure Miss Type A)
This list is by no means all-inclusive . I left out so many little things happening around me that dampen my hopeful spirit and make my Type A personality yearn for control of things I cannot change (sickness, death, hurtful situations, etc.). But reading that simple post really helped me to realize that God can so handle everything I throw at Him, and He actually wants me to give it all to Him. How awesome is that? He really can “get along” without my aid. Here’s to taking the big step of relinquishing control and moving forward as positively and resolute in my goals as humanly (hear that God? I know you are so much stronger/bigger/wiser/better than us little humans) possible.