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Waiting on the Lord

In Uncategorized on December 12, 2011 by mstevensrev

Waiting on the Lord, on conversations, insight, conclusions, and most of all ‘answers’. I do not wait on the Lord, the reasoning goes: God has given me a good mind and better than average insight so therefore I should use those to draw conclusions about the people and situations around me so that I can get busy doing God’s work. THIS IS WRONG. Thoughts and emotions bombard my mind attempting to force my hand to make a play, draw a conclusion. When over and over again I am learning that God is at work in ways that are far beyond my imagination.

This does not mean a lack of activity or action, for there is plenty that is clear to do such as love those around me, pray without ceasing, place my hand to the work that is set in front of me, and be with God. It just means in the words of David, ‘Why concern my mind with things that are too great for me.” I am small, limited and simple…enjoy it.

UPDATE: Just wanted to add this little quote which actually inspired this blog post, I read this morning related to the enemies of leadership:

Fatigue. According to the late great Green Bay Packers coach Vince Lombardi, “Fatigue…makes cowards of us all.”  It also turns us introspective/negative.  Fatigue warps our objectivity in decision making.  Avoid making a critical decision when fatigued.  Whenever a person says, “I’m really tired,” start listening and encouraging.  If you try to sell of convince a fatigued person, you will only overwhelm and alienate.

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2 Responses to “Waiting on the Lord”

  1. Oh timing. You sure got the timing down on the very thing(s) I have been navigating lately, even within the past few hours. Great lostness waits alike, I guess:)

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