This week Nina from Mama's Little Treasures has chosen a quote from one of my FAVORITE author/speakers- Joyce Meyer. Ponder this:
“Give yourself permission not to know and be satisfied knowing the One who does.”
~ by Joyce Meyer, “I Dare You
Are you ever plagued with having to be "in control?" Do you just have to KNOW how things are going to turn out? Do you find it hard just to TRUST??????
Why is it that some of us simply "put it in God's Hands"....trusting Him and resting in Him, full of peace....
while others of us WORRY.....FRET....and are definitely NOT satisfied with "not knowing."
Do you really believe that God is in control? Or....have you held on with white knuckles, refusing to relinquish CONTROL of your life?
"Give yourself permission not to know."
Part of the beautiful mystery of life is NOT KNOWING....
AND....I have found so many times what I THINK I KNOW turns out not to be best for me! If I would have "been in control", I would have messed things up BIG TIME. Often, it turns out the Creator of the Universe also knows how to weave together the fabric of the circumstances of my life for my good. My wonderful Father God knows the end from the beginning. He is NOT surprised about anything that is happening to me.
"Be satisfied knowing the One who does (know)."
I love that Joyce uses the word "satisfied." I want to be satisfied....experience SATISFACTION. When I am satisfied, I am CONTENT...resting in God. Full of PEACE.
"Knowing God" doesn't just mean that you know about God. It means that you have a relationship with God. When you have a relationship with the One who placed all of the stars in the sky, you can rest in His plan for your life.
"For I know the plans I have for you," declares the Lord. "Plans to prosper you and not to harm you. Plans for good and not evil." Jeremiah 29:11
Take some time to ponder this quote and join us in your words!