Stop Trying to Be God
I had a friend once, who, after hearing my litany of very worthy complaints, said to me, “So, why are you trying to be God?”
In other words, I was scared that my mom wasn’t safe in Iraq, and I thought my worry was necessary to change things: trying to be God.
I had been sick, and it was tiring, and I was stressed, and somehow, my staying there would change things: trying to be God.
Today, I’ve had some issues come up with one of my kids and I want to fix it! Trying to be God.
I have set the boundaries. I have pointed out the problem. I have done my part. Now, it’s time for a response.
I do not have to own the stress. I do not have to fix the problem (yet). I have done today’s work. Now, I need to let God be God. In my life. In my child’s life.
Lord, be God. Do what I cannot. Speak. Help. Give wisdom and discernment. Help this one make good choices in spite of a million “good” things pulling attention away.
Help me know how far to go. When to move. When to stop. “The boundaries you have placed for me are pleasant places. Sure I have a delightful inheritance.” (Psalms)
Entry filed under: Everyday.