The Lord will fight for you; you need only to be still. Exodus 14:14
A few months ago God called me to step back from something I love, Online Bible Study. As I heard His voice and felt His Spirit prompting me, I was afraid.
How could You God? This is something I love, with people I adore. How can You call me away?
I didn’t understand, but God didn’t offer a choice. He made a mess of me until I chose obedience.
So why am I back? Why am I here doing Online Bible Study again? Why did He call me away, completely away, only to send me back the way I came?
In my tiny human brain it seems silly, pointless even. I’ve struggled with why questions. I like to be in control. If I’m not in control, at very least, I want to understand.
Yet here I lay this morning, heart spread open before The Lord in thankfulness. God didn’t call me away from Online Bible Study because He wanted to take from me. He asked this so I might see the beauty of His will working in my life, in the lives of others, minus the stranglehold of my tight gripping fingers.
I had a grip on Bible study. I knew what I wanted to accomplish. How I wanted to set people free. And how I wanted to share my wisdom. The letter “I” was all over the place. But God took “I” out of the equation and left me with others. Amazing women who serve in Online Bible Study. Phenomenal, gifted women who participate in Bible study. Women doing the work of Christ each and every day.
He took me out so I could see and learn that His ways are always good. That letting it go doesn’t always mean saying goodbye, but moving into the future of a current project with open hands and a renewed heart of worship for what He is already doing.
The Word, The Lord, is doing an awesome and mighty work in your life too. Right now. Amidst turmoil and sorrow. Pain, and even blessings. He is what He is. He does what He says He will do. You need only be still, let it go, and allow Him to press on…