Lord, Teach Me to Trust You More.
I should’ve listened to my righteous mind. Granny called it “your first mind,” and said it would never lead you wrong. Right as usual, ma’am.
Learn To Pay Attention.
I had an opportunity come my way recently, that very much reminded me of a bad experience. The experience was accompanied by all manner of red flags, which I ignored. I mentioned that twitchy feeling to friends who encouraged me to pay attention. I promised to be mindful. I felt like I was in no position to be cavalier.
Long story short, it wasn’t for me. Because I was being mindful, it became apparent that whether I wanted to persist or not, this just wasn’t going to come together. I continued to pursue, and as I told Mommy this morning,
…whereas I was asking God to open the door if that was God’s Will; God burned the house down, eliminating the door.Tweet
It’s a long-form lesson in trust. If I were a different person, this lesson might not have taken so long. Yet, I am grateful. I have to learn lessons in a way that is clear to me. The good news is that this one took less long, for me.
Now Samuel did not yet know the Lord: The word of the Lord had not yet been revealed to him. A third time the Lord called, “Samuel!” And Samuel got up and went to Eli and said, “Here I am; you called me.” Then Eli realized that the Lord was calling the boy. So Eli told Samuel, “Go and lie down, and if he calls you, say, ‘Speak, Lord, for your servant is listening.’” So Samuel went and lay down in his place. The Lord came and stood there, calling as at the other times, “Samuel! Samuel!” Then Samuel said, “Speak, for your servant is listening.” And the Lord said to Samuel: “See, I am about to do something in Israel that will make the ears of everyone who hears about it tingle.1 Samuel 3:7-11 New International Version (NIV)
Speak, Lord. Your servant is tryna listen.
Lord, hear my prayer.