1.16.2016

Let God Be God


“Put GOD in charge of your work, then what you’ve planned will take place.”
Proverbs 16:3 MSG
http://bible.com/97/pro.16.3.msg

I enjoy watching The West Wing. Just last night I watched another episode on Netflix. It's likely the 2nd or 3rd time I've gone through the seasons over the years since watching it on air. It's a show that took a higher view on big issues and asked big questions, many our culture continues to wrestle today. I enjoy the dialogue and the attempt at leadership on display.

One of my favorite episodes shows the team in the West Wing very frustrated due to lack of momentum. They're stalled and they know it. Treading water in this big role they hope to live but without success. Approval numbers are down, teams are entrenched in party lines, nothing is happening.

The Chief of Staff, Leo, recognizes the problem, addresses the President honestly, and opens up a new strategy. "Let Bartlett be Bartlett" they call it. And it blasts them out of the mud they're stuck in to new levels of success.

All that to say, let's let God be God! Our plans, our hopes, our efforts...often it feels like we are stuck in the mud and going nowhere. I know I've been there!

But something amazing happens when we truly trust God and put him in charge. We begin to move! Not always in the direction we thought, but in a good way, we move out of the ruts. Sometimes it's obvious to all, and sometimes the movement just occurs in our attitude and belief, but we're moving and that's the goal!

Let God be God today! Trust him to lead your plans!

Blessings today and always! –M