Faith: He is the PERFECT Lamb!

The other day I was in such a grumpy mood. My entire schedule for the day had gotten completely thrown off. So much so that it was going to throw off the entire rest of the week’s schedule as well. For some reason, I just can’t stand to not have a plan for the day. I didn’t like not knowing what was going to happen to my day, especially since I had a routine and schedule already planned out. I wanted to wake up knowing what’s going to hit me so that I wasn’t surprised.  Funny thing is, you think I would have learned by now because God has corrected me so many times on this.

faith: perfect lamb

The day I referred to earlier, you know the one that went horrible in my eyes? It actually wasn’t bad at all, I just thought it was horrible because it didn’t go the way I wanted it to. I was so frustrated that I started whining to my dog saying that I wished God would give me just one good day-this was actually the second day in a row things were thrown off! Boy, do you think I needed to be knocked down a few pegs?

I’m not going to lie, my worst habit is relying on my own abilities. If I can’t do it, I get really upset because I don’t want to have to put my trust in someone else to accomplish the task at hand. This mentality bleeds into my relationship with God because sometimes, I just can’t let go and let God do His work. I have to try and control how the day is going to go so I can live without fear.

Unfortunately, that’s not how this faith thing works. The hardest part about being a Christian is being able to step back from ourselves and our own abilities and say, “I have faith, God, that your plan is perfect in every way and I will rest upon your promises.” Sometimes, sitting back and doing nothing is exactly what God needs us to do. We put ourselves in the way and for what? God is the perfect Lamb of God, what could we possibly do that would outweigh what He can do? Nothing; absolutely nothing.

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The funny thing is though, we get it stuck in our minds that we can. Often times, our biggest hurdle standing in the way of true faith is ourselves and the abilities we think we have. Is it wrong to try and put a plan to a day or month? Absolutely not. Is it wrong to obsess over that plan and believe that plan would have been the only one that resulted in a perfect day? Of course it is!

The Bible tells us in Matthew 6:34, “Therefore do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about itself. Each day has enough trouble of its own.” The biggest problem about us planning ahead and then obsessing over that plan is the fact that we never know what tomorrow may bring. God holds our lives in His hands and He dictates how it needs to go, not us. Jeremiah 29:11 says, “’For I know the plans I have for you,’ declares the Lord, ‘plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.’” This means that we don’t need to fear our day/month/year/life not going as we planned.

Jesus is the perfect Lamb of God and His plans for our lives are also perfect. We have nothing to fear we simply just have to have faith, put our plans on the back burner, and trust that God knows what He’s doing, because I promise you, He definitely knows what He’s doing.

Prayer: Dear Heavenly Father, please help me to be free of worry and anxiety for this day and each day to come. Help me to let go of my own abilities and rely on Yours. Allow me to see that my plan is nothing compared to Yours and that just because my plan doesn’t work out for the day doesn’t mean that all is lost. Please help me to see that my desires are still important to you but they are weaved within your desires to make them how they need to be—perfect. In Your name I pray, Amen.

 

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Laura Prater is a homeschooling mom to three boys. She is married to the love of her life and soul mate, Clay. Clay just retired this past year from the Army after 20+ years of active duty. Laura has had articles published on many websites including National Military Family Association and Military One Click. She currently serves as an area coordinator for National Military Family Association in the south region. Clay, her husband is diagnosed with PTSD, combat induced anxiety and multiple other combat related injuries. It has became a mission for them to share openly about the ups and downs of PTSD with the public. In the Spring they will begin teaching courses for Combat Boot Recovery in their home state of Tennessee. You can find them speaking at various speaking events around the country and sharing about military life, parenting, faith, homeschooling and homemaking over at www.awefilledhomemaker.com
Posted on: April 11, 2017, by : Laura Prater