In my devotional yesterday it talked about "resources" and how we often wait until we have perfect conditions to make a move in our lives. It's an interesting paradox because when we do that -we have neither the resources nor the movement forward.
As a young woman and now a young mom, this resonates with me. I think most women would agree to wanting some sort of security in life. "I just want to know what our home will be like" or " I just need to know that we will have money to live on" or "that there will be friends or family to help me" or " that Mr. Right is really out there". In a way, I think that these are natural desires and good desires to want to take care of those entrusted to you and also yourself.
This devotional was reminding me that sometimes that gets in the way of living a life of TRUE FAITH. A life that lets go of the security blanket long enough to see the vision of God.
I also wonder how frustrated and flat out insulted He must be to think that we cannot let go of such trivial things of this world to follow his leading (as evidenced by a lot of scripture!) The God who created us and has a plan to prosper us and give us a future...shouldn't that be my security? Of course it should be. And it is. It takes the renewing of my mind over and over again to get it hidden in my heart and fleshed out in my actions.
"Therefore I tell you, do not worry about your life, what you will eat or drink; or about your body, what you will wear. Is not life more important than food, and the body more important than clothes? Matt 6:25
I am remembering that truth today. Life is more important. I will not worry. I will have Faith.