“When I stop telling God what I want, He can freely work His will in me without any hindrance. He can crush me, exalt me, or do anything else He chooses. He simply asks me to have absolute faith in Him and His goodness.” -Oswald Chambers

I will be the first to admit that I am highly guilty of this. If I look back at most of my prayers in my journal, I don’t even start out with a thank you. I just hurdle right in with what it is I think I need. Throwing non-stop requests to Jesus because if I’m honest, I simply don’t feel like I have enough. Not just myself but my family.

There is something about praying and just thanking Him for all you do have. Acknowledging what God has so graciously done for us. As opposed to all the “I ask you to” or “please do this/that” sentences we unknowingly memorized.

You see, it is not about what He will do for us, but what we are willing to do for Him. We know that God works all things out for good (Romans 8:28) and we know that He will never fail us (1 Chronicles 28:20, Lamentations 3:22-23) because He has said so! He has already given us more than we need or deserve and that should be enough for us to allow Him to work in our lives FREELY. His blood shed on the cross should be reason enough to stop putting Him in a box and telling Jesus what He can or can’t do with our lives.

Let God break you. Let God use you. Let God exalt you. Let God build you up. Let God wreck you. Let God love you. Let God carry you. Let God lead you. Let God strengthen you. Let God protect you. Let God forgive you. Let God know you.

When we let go of this “perfect life” idea and let God have His way, I truly believe that we will be genuinely happy with the life He has already blessed us with. We will be joyful in what it might be that He has called us to do simply because He asked us. Not because we asked Him.

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