January 3, 2009

Settling into my soul

The other day I was read parts of, Five essential steps to reaching your goals by Charles Stanley.

The section that has been settling into my soul is , "What's holding you back?"

Anytime we stop too long to take note of our challenging circumstances, we run the risk of being distracted. God does not want us to be overwhelmed by what we see or experience. He wants us to be informed and wise in making decisions. He knows that otherwise, we could easily miss His best. Disappointments, stiff challenges, and unexpected loss come to everyone, but they do not have to cloud our minds or prevent us from seeing the good that He is doing.

The morning I read this, the Lord knew I needed it. My soul needed it.

I struggle with wanting to be in control. If I am in control , than I can not get overwhelmed. Right??? Wrong!

I need step aside and let Him do His work in me.

So what is holding me back? Myself...learning to let go daily and let God!


Halfmoon Girl said...

Oh gosh, I SO needed to read this today! I have the same problem you do. Self just gets in the way a lot, doesn't it!

A Stone Gatherer said...

Well Hope I needed to hear that today, and yesterday, and the day before! Sometimes I talk a big talk, but my actions don't match it! Thanks for sharing that!

Carey said...

Thanks for sharing. I needed to read this today too. I too hold myself back, and try to keep reminding myself to get out of my way.

Sandy said...

oh, great post and great reminders!