fleeting thoughts- like clouds
changing moment by momentas the trees stand tall
For my thoughts are not your thoughts, neither are your ways my ways,” declares the LORD. Isaiah 55:8
There are times when I think way too hard about things. My husband gave me some good advice the other day-
“Don’t think about it- just do it!”
As soon as he said this, I began to think- that is so much easier said than done! And then I quickly realized that I was, again, thinking about it and not doing it!
If I only took the same amount of time I lamented over a chore, or over doing something that was necessary but doesn’t necessarily make me happy- it would already be done! And all those dishes I loathe washing? If I just got off my duff and did them, it would take a fraction of the time. The fact of the matter is that my mind wants to rationalize why I should wait to do something… or why I shouldn’t even bother at all.
For instance- I have probably written twice as many blog posts that I have not hit the “publish” button on… why, you ask? That’s a good question. Because I think about it instead of doing it. And then I doubt myself. And then I think- who cares what I’m thinking about? I can talk myself out of doing absolutely anything!
But those are the very times I need to commit these thoughts to the One whose thoughts are higher than mine. The thing I fear the most is not being obedient to God because I am thinking too much and not praying enough. I want to be obedient in the big and the small things. The more time I spend with Him, the more clearly I see what He is leading me to do each moment.
So I don’t need to think about it- I need to pray about it…
and then trust and obey!
For as the heavens are higher than the earth,
So are My ways higher than your ways,
And My thoughts than your thoughts. Isaiah 55:9
Lord, I am so grateful for Your grace, and that Your thoughts are so much greater than mine could ever be! Help me to commit my every thought- every concern, worry, fear- my every need to You in prayer. You care about every detail of my life- even my fleeting thoughts… may I leave them all in Your hands today.