It’s been quiet lately.
I have been working on myself and who I am and what all that means. And it’s been quiet.
Sometimes, I wish there was a loud announcement when it comes to God. Like a ‘matter-of-fact’ moment where you just know.
I think I just had one of those moments.
Lately, I have been all consumed with prayer. Prayer for myself. Prayer for others. Prayers for forgiveness. Prayers to forgive. I’ve been praying all of the time because I know prayer works. I see it work every single day, and so I pray.
I pray for everything.
Somedays, I’m not sure what to pray for though. I sit awkwardly on my knees and I’m just clueless. So then I learned to pray specifically about what to pray for.
Earlier this morning, I prayed a familiar prayer. I asked God to bless my business. To help my paycheck grow so that I could finally live a life where I didn’t waste my time worrying.
Money always seems to be tight. There never seems to be enough.
I have faithfully prayed that same prayer for months. And even as He blesses my business and grows my paycheck, I still spend my time worrying.
So today, as I’m praying, He answered.
I have had this false idea that if my business succeeds, if my sales thrive, if I make X amount of money then I wouldn’t have to worry anymore.
I could finally live a worry-free life.
But then He reminded me that I can do that already. The success of my business doesn’t decide the abundance of my life. He does. Better yet, our relationship does.
I don’t have to worry, I choose to worry. I have put my faith into a dollar amount. I don’t know if you know this, but God is so much bigger than a dollar amount.
With God I could have everything I’ve ever wanted, but I can never make that commitment. While faith can be complex, this is pretty simple. I just have to trust God.
I just have to trust God.
I just have to trust God.
And so there I sat, convicted.
Instead of asking God to bless my business. Instead of asking God for larger paychecks. Instead of asking God for sales. All I needed to do was ask God to help me trust Him in everything. The rest would just fall into place.
Because if I trusted God the way He intended, well then, no amount of money would be enough or not enough. Because anything that God blessed me with would be enough for His plan and His glory and isn’t that what it’s all about anyways?
If God is at the top, above everything else, then wouldn’t anything that trickled down be sufficient enough? Isn’t He enough?
If God is in charge of our lives, if we choose to let Him be in charge of our lives, everything will find it’s place, you and I will find our place, and we will thrive.
And I don’t know about you, but I want to thrive.
Don’t you want to thrive?
He longs for us to forget everything else. He is enough. He is all we need. He does not give us strength, He IS the strength.
And so it doesn’t matter how big the paycheck is. It doesn’t matter how much we sell or how many hours we work. He is enough.
Nothing else matters.
So my prayer for you and for myself is that we let Him be enough. Let Him be whatever it is that we are looking for. Let Him be our wealth. Our love. Our forgiveness. Our strength.
Just remember, nothing else matters.