So, I’m all about change. I was talking with a co-worker the other day because she was asking how I was doing in my job.
In all honesty, I said “Restless. I need something new. Something exciting.”
Her response was, “Are you ready for it?”
I laughed because the first response I could think of to that question was “If I wait until I’m ready, I’ll be waiting for the rest of my life.” Credit to A Series of Unfortunate Events and the Bodalair orphans. In all seriousness, I thought about that question.
Are you ready?
Life is full of twists and turns and times that beg us to answer that question. They could be as simple as ‘are you ready for your Calc test tomorrow’ or ‘are you ready for vacation’ or ‘are you ready to eat dinner’. They can be as complicated as ‘are you ready to married’ or ‘are you ready to be a parent’ or ‘are you ready to say goodbye’.
That’s a tough word, and no matter what you think, you and I are hardly ready for anything. We prepare, plan, primp, pump up, and perfect ourselves to convince ourselves that whatever comes in the next moment, we can handle.
The older I get, the more that I realize that I’m not ready. I wasn’t ready when my sister-in-law and dear friend died in a car accident this past year. I wasn’t ready when we had to buy a house and watch our credit and bank accounts diminish. I’m not ready to be a parent. I’m not ready for the next minute.
And that’s okay.
I’ve been listening some to Joyce Meyer lately because she’s been making some amazing points in what she teaches that I’ve been really resonating with. One of the latest things she said was this…..
God is everything you will ever need him to be in any situation. So don’t let Him be too little in your life. Let God be big to you.
God’s teaching me that the only thing that I need to be ready for is to trust in Him. He’s ready. He promises to be ready.
We can make our own plans, but the Lord gives the right answer. People may be pure in their own eyes, but the Lord examines their motives. Commit your actions to the Lord, and your plans will succeed….We can make our plans, but the Lord determines our steps.
God saved you by his grace when you believed. And you can’t take credit for this; it is a gift from God. Salvation is not a reward for the good things we have done, so none of us can boast about it. For we are God’s masterpiece. He has created us anew in Christ Jesus so we can do the good things he planned for us long ago.
A couple of years ago, some artist friends of mine helped me write a song called Antman. The idea behind the song is in the chorus where the singer says. “What if I saw you as the biggest and greatest thing in my moment, my day, my life?”
My friends, what if we saw God as bigger than what comes next? I’m not saying that we should abandon all preparation and readiness, but I’m saying that we should abandon ourselves to the fact that God is ready. He asks us to trust Him—to trust our ways to Him. How freeing would that be if you weren’t ready, but you lived knowing God is?