Saturday, May 3, 2014

HOW to live at the Pace of Grace- Tip #2- Be the Clay

Be open to allowing God to shape and mold you to be who He has called you to be...in each moment as a busy working Mama...

So often I "think" I want my life to be smooth, easy, organized and the way I think it should be. In this perfect world-everything is comfortable, everything is easy and orderly...

Funny how, when I am "MAKING" this happen, by insisting on my way, pushing my schedule and plans onto others, and being rigid with things...there is an anxiety and fear that pulsates beneath the surface and eventually it explodes...I implode...

But, when I stop, take a deep breathe and just move throughout my day with God beside me, I am still in my spirit, and when the rough waters come, I let them shape me by looking to God, depending on God and allowing God to mold me through the situation.

And...I have PEACE.  As a working Mama my life is pretty scheduled, and that can be all fine and good and we all need order, BUT- I can't let my desire to have control, for things to turn out the way I want/think they should be, to supersede what God wants to do and I need to allow God to mold me.

SO another way to live at the Pace of Grace, is to do enough planning to live an orderly life, but to let God mold and shape you through the surprises, changes in routine, the forced pauses in the middle of trying to accomplish something on the to-do list, and the unexpected frustrations and challenges.

“But now, O Lord, You are our Father; we are the clay, and You our potter; and all we are the work of Your hand.” (Isaiah 64:8)