1Corinthians 9:18 "What then is my reward? Just this: that in preaching the gospel I may offer it free of charge, and so not make use of my rights in preaching it." (NIV)

My name is Kate.  I strive to live my life every single day for the Glory of God.  But do I succeed at that?  Absolutely not.  I fall short, every single day.  But I am saved by the Blood of Christ; and I strive to further His Kingdom, even though I know I will fall short.  Why?  Because it is what I am called to do.  Through music and relationships.  Those are the gifts I was entrusted with, and since I did not ask for them, I had better use them to the best of my ability.  I will not hide them under a rock, instead I will stand on The Rock and use them for The Glory of God!

Wednesday, March 19, 2008

Trusting

I also thought I would share something more personal.

One of the things that I realized I am being told by God (in the past few months) is that I have to be willing to let go of the things I desire in order to keep them. Which is not always easy. This pertains actually to something pretty specific that I am not ready to share about, and so at times the reality of this fact is hard to swallow. However, on the other hand, I have an overwhelming peace that The Lord will take care of this, that I don't need to worry or be anxious. All I have to do is follow.

And if I truly let go of this desire, and lay it at His feet, I will be blessed beyond understanding. Which in my head and heart I know. Just sometimes in life, it isn't so easy to do. But I'm doing it. And even though it isn't always fun or easy or makes me feel good, I also know that it is the right thing to do.

So, I encourage anyone reading this--what in your life are you holding on to so tightly that even God can't get involved? I would challenge you to let it go, release it to Him, and see what happens. You'll be blessed beyond your expectations. And if you release it, and it flies away, then something better will land later on. It's better to let it go and wait for God's best, then to settle and have to deal with the consequences of that later on.

2 comments:

Fiona said...

Hey Kate just checked this new blog of yours - look forward to reading more stuff. Just been reminded today as well at our special multi-sensory prayer journey today at church (Good Friday) about what burdens/ worries that we hold on in our lives and also if there are any chains that hold us back (we literally had chains in front of us to feel as we meditated on thoughts). What was very powerful was the actual act of taking a stone (depicting our burden/ worry) and putting it at the foot of the cross (Yes we had a life size wooden cross at the front - such powerful imagery). Even more powerful as you put that stone right down - laying it before God. It's hard I know to do sometimes, but He will so bless us!

melissa said...

Kate, I totally agree with you on this! It is so true when we surrender our desires to God that He will give us more than we ever imagined. I am seeing this in my life at the moment. I literally just the other day surrendered this one thing to God and was ready to accept whatever the outcome was. And now He's given it to me! It may not always happen so fast, but I am sure that it does happen! Keep up the great blog!