There are times when I don’t know where I am going or what I am doing. Times when I feel I don’t have a thing to offer. Times when I feel like I cannot take another step. This can happen when I am not taking care of my body; not eating right, not getting any exercise, not enough sleep or too much sleep. I know what to do to change these things and with some discipline get things back to where they need to be. It’s not easy but I can do it all by myself.
However, there is another reason for my loss of focus and my weariness. When I make “me” the center of my world. When “me” becomes the only one I listen to. When “me” is most important and nudges Jesus to second place “me” gets lost in simple everyday life. I know what I need to do to get back on track and with discipline, I can do it. It’s not easy and I cannot to it all by myself. I need direction, refreshment, and restoration. I don’t need to go far to find it.
The LORD will guide you continually, giving you water when you are dry and restoring your strength. You will be like a well-watered garden, like an ever-flowing spring.
When I rely only on myself there is confusion and disquiet within me, when this happens on the inside anger and melancholy show on the outside. Not pretty and definitely not reflecting the image of Jesus to others.
I need to be reminded who is in control.
But letting the Spirit control your mind leads to life and peace.
I need to be reminded of the promise that Jesus does speak to us.
That is why the Holy Spirit says, “Today when you hear his voice,
All we have to do is listen.
Blessings this day of grace,