I got this! Have you told this lie to yourself countless times only to prove yourself wrong? I know I have. The fact of the matter is that He has it all. He can see everything when we can only see this moment and that is it. He wants us to humble ourselves because as I have learned, it is during these times of humility that He reveals Himself to us and that is the time that we also have a better insight as to His path for us. The other night I was worried about something (don’t remember what it is now) and my husband saw the look on my face and he ever so softly said, “Have you talked to Him about it.” For a moment I had this puzzled look on my face because I really wasn’t thinking of taking it to the Lord in prayer. I guess I wasn’t thinking of talking to the Lord about it because it seemed so trivial at the time and I am always thinking that others need to be attended to as opposed to Him being bothered with my small worries.
The fact of the matter is that He wants us to take everything to Him regardless of how we perceive it in our minds because, guess what, the secret is He already knows what is bothering us, He really does. For some of us that is so hard because we are so accustomed to taking care of things that we tend to forget that He wants to communicate with us. James 4:8 (NIV) tells us that we should, “Come near to God and He will come near to you…” This passage may be simple but it is so true. I find that when I feel guilty about something I do not want to speak to God about it but He wants to hear it all, the good, bad, and the in-between, because as I mentioned before, He already know our hearts.
At times guilt plays a role in our relationship with Him because when we know we are guilty of something we think He holds it against us but He doesn’t, it is just our own sinful nature that tends to get in the way sometimes, really. This is evident in Hebrews 10:22 (NIV), where it states, “…let us draw near to God with a sincere heart and with the full assurance that faith brings, having our hearts sprinkled to cleanse us from a guilty conscience and having our bodies washed with pure water.” What more can I say?
Whenever you tell yourself, I got this! Don’t forget who is or who should ultimately be in the driver’s seat of your life.
Diane A. Green is an awesome wife to a wonderful husband, the mother of two beautiful girls, a Human Capital professional and an aspiring author.