Thankful It's Not Up to Me

Thursday, November 28, 2013 Posted by Debbie Legg

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As a wife, mom, daughter, writer, church member, and friend, I have a lot of responsibilities.  Many things are up to me, either to do or see that they are done.

But there are also many things that are not up to me.

It’s not up to me to convince anyone of God’s existence.  It’s not up to me to make the Word of God sound hip or cool.  It’s not up to me to convict of sin or the need to repent.  It’s not up to me to judge the world or those of it.  It’s not up to me to hurry His plans along.  

It is up to me to listen, both to Him and to those He places in my path.  It is up to me to follow where He leads.  It is up to me to do what He wants me to do.  It is up to me to love as He loves, to lavish grace as He does, to forgive others as He has forgiven me.

Knowing all of this takes a lot of pressure off of me. 

God does not need me, for anything.  He chooses to allow me to work with and serve Him in this Great Romance, where His Story becomes our history.  He is the Writer, Producer and Director.  I am one character.  He provides what is needed in every stage of every circumstance of every story--not me.  He controls outcomes--not me.  

Yes, our choices matter.  Yes, there are consequences to our actions.  But yes, He can take our worst mistakes, most tragic failings, and just plain stupid moves and cause them to turn out for good.

He can.  I can’t.  Even if I could, I couldn’t do nearly as good a job as He does.

Thank You, God!

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