Lay it down
With a new year comes new expectation. We put all of these pressures on our selves to accomplish this or that. We call them resolutions, but they mostly just end up being another reason to feel defeated when you can’t obtain them on your own. Don’t get me wrong, I’m all about setting goals and crushing them. But I’m not all about sacrificing my peace for it. I’ve been there. I’ve done that. I’ve hated my self for not being able to do things I was never intended to do on my own, or even at all.
Do you hear what I’m saying?
Lay it down child.
Lay all of those expectations and resolutions and goals and dreams and anxieties and whatever else you’ve got down.
Lay them down at the feet of Jesus.
Ask Him to lead you and guide you into all that He has for you, and if it includes what you laid down, great! But if not, let it go.
If you lay something at His feet that He’s intended for you, you’re opening the door to let Him work in that thing. You’re opening the door to see what was once a “what if I could” turn into a “look what He helped me do”. He will help you every step of the way. You will go further and higher and bigger than you even thought possible with that thing if the Lord is in it.
If you lay something down at His feet that He’s not intended for you, you’re allowing Him to close that door for you. You are surrendering your will and trading it in for His. You’re opening the door for the Lord to take you to a place you didn’t know existed for you instead of where you thought you wanted to be. You’re opening the door to be able to look back later and say “I’m so glad the Lord didn’t let me go where I wanted to go.” Because where He took you instead was more than you could have ever dreamed.
So make your resolutions. Set your goals. But then you better lay them down at the feet of Jesus. Make sure that whatever you’re going into this year it’s with His approval and His help. You’ll never be disappointed that way, but instead will be blown away at the things you’ll be able to accomplish.
Keep your peace this year child, and lay it all down at the feet of Jesus. He will never steer you wrong.
“The blessing of the Lord, it maketh rich, and he addeth no sorrow with it.”
Proverbs 10:22 KJV
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