“For I know what my plans for you are, plans to save you and not to harm you, plans to give you a future and to give you hope.” Jeremiah 29:11
During the SFL Covenant Recollection here in Singapore I felt that the Lord whispering these words to me! I have not always been a patient person. I like to do things the express way. I always think that time should not be wasted and that you’d have to accomplish all the things that you have to do with the time that you have. I breeze through the day wanting to finish the tasks that’s on the list running through my mind. I feel like I have lots of things to do but I was given very little time.
So I plan. I rush. I struggle to meet my deadlines. Not even spending some time to pray to Him!
Then all of a sudden, God asked me to stop.
He asked me to stop working so that I can take a break and rediscover myself, my goals, my plans, my heart and my faith. He asked me to stop talking so that I can listen to what people wanted to say to me and learn to understand and value our relationship. He asked me to stop worrying about things that are beyond my control so that I can accept things as they are and not what I want them to be. He asked me to stop thinking about the future because I have today to enjoy and tomorrow to look forward to. He asked me to stop wanting for more because who and what I have is enough for me to know how blessed I am to be where I am right now.
He asked me to stop, to listen and to trust. For no matter how long the list of things that I have to do will be, He will be there to help me meet the deadline. I don’t have to rush. I don’t have to struggle. Because when I stop to give Him even just a moment in the time that I have today, I know that I will be just fine. That everything will be according to His plan. That the time that I have will be just enough for me and I won’t be asking for more.
Quoting from Mr. Bo Sanchez, God is asking me just to relax in His love for me.h for me and I won’t be asking for more.“Just relax in my love for you. And I assure you that everything will be alright.”