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Aug 21, 2011





Submitting


I am so very proud of my husband. He has worked hard and studied long to become a teacher. He is very close to completing his studies for a Master's Degree in Education. This weekend he spent almost the entire time writing a paper about his educational philosophy. It was painstaking and detailed. I remember doing this very thing years ago when I wrote a similar paper for a Master's Degree program. It gets to a point where you don't even know what you wrote or where you are in the document. It can be overwhelming, exhausting and just plain frustrating. At one point this weekend he said he wanted to to hit "submit" and be done with the paper. Still, he could not and continued to add, delete, develop and perfect the document until he final was done and "submit" he did.

This whole experience reminded me of our walk with the Lord. As much as we want to be like Him and trust Him, we still have our own sense of what our live should be. We say that we will wait on Him, and then we take matters into our own hands to make things happen. We get frustrated, feel afraid, and even manipulate things at times rather than just submitting to Him and His will. Why do we think we have to help God out with the details of our lives? He created us, sustains us and is perfectly capable of caring for us but we try to make things happen in our time and our way. When you align with Jesus you are like the shoreline of the beach being shaped and impacted by the ocean waves. The impact that He has upon your life is sure to create the perfect impression for exactly what you need. You will possess all you could ever desire when you submit to Him.

“Submit to God and be at peace with him; in this way prosperity will come to you." Job 22:21

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