Monday, February 27, 2012

Me. And some of my weekend photos.

That post I wrote the other day... the one about how I finally handed everything over to the One that controls it all anyway?  Yeah.  I'm still basking in the sweet glow of that knowledge,  but I wondered if it would prove to be one of those changes of heart based on a changing whim of the moment.  A feeling at the time.  And oh how I hoped it wouldn't be!
As we cruised into our weekend, I had an opportunity to find out.
I got a call from not one, but two realtors wanting to show our house which is odd because we've had pretty dead traffic for quite some time.  And then one of them called back because they want to show it for a second time to the same people, tonight.
And guess what?
I didn't freak out, scouring the whole place from top to bottom in nervous anticipation, worry and fretting.  I didn't call all of my peeps and beg for frantic prayers of hope.  I didn't really do anything.  I simply prayed, "Your will be done," and left it at that.
It shocked me.  This thing called trust that I thought I was doing all along.  I really must have had it wrong.  I was trying so hard... and it wasn't about trying.  It was about letting go, wasn't it?  (You can say, "I told you so" because so many of you did tell me it was about letting go.  I heard you.... I agreed.. and yet I must not have heard you.  You know?)
I told my man, "This time, for some strange reason, it didn't drive my emotional status... it just was." 
And if we get no feedback, no word, no information (like we normally do) I hope and pray that my reaction will remain steady and trusting.  Mostly, I'm not thinking much about it- which is also different.  I'm just going about my business, letting God do His thing since it's certainly unclear what that thing is to me anyway.  It's not like He needs my help... Ha!
Trust in the LORD with all your heart
   and lean not on your own understanding; Proverbs 3:5

So that's my world... how are things in yours?  


thetwistedruffle said...

sunday we heard a sermon on how we deal with waiting for answers to prayer. {mark 5:21} our pastor talked about jairus and how eagerly he was trying to get jesus to his house to heal his daughter when they received news she had died. but, jesus still brought her back to life....maybe you're house will go off the market, and it seems like all hope is lost. but, somehow it all works out...just like it did for jairus? ahh, you've got a lot of folks praying for you (like me) and that's pretty awesome!

Eileen Curinga said...

This post makes me think of the devotion for January 29th in "Jesus Calling".
"I will guard you and keep you in constant Peace, as you focus your mind on Me."

great post and pics, as usual :)

Annie, Morning Joy Farm said...

Proverbs 3:5 is one of my 3 year old memory verses. But she says "Trust in the Lord with all MY heart."

Just thought you'd like to hear that...

slip4 said...

I am so glad to hear that you have found some peace in this process. Worrying and fretting is exhausting!

carissa at lowercase letters said...

i love how God heals and changes our hearts like He does. it's freeing, isn't it? i suppose i'm joining you in a certain waiting too. ; ) praying for God to shape us in the midst of change or no change. xoxo to my favorite lemonade makin mama.

Jensamom23 said...

Good for you! said...

For me, letting go is the most difficult thing in the world. I'm a master at hanging on, when in fact, I should be letting go.

Glad you let go and gave it over to God. Glad this showing didn't get you all worked up or freaked out. I'm sure it's very freeing not to be controlled by the "what ifs".

Although I don't always comment, I've enjoyed reading about your journey.

Leslie McNeil of MarveLes Art Studios said...

great lesson! EnJOY the peace of turning it over to ... Him!

Melissa said...

I really enjoy your posts....especially ones where you are so transparent. Thank you for reminding me to be real and to wait upon the Lord!

Many Blessings,

KC and the Sunshine Kids said...

I had a *moment* like this on Thursday evening, I had gotten some not awesome news about our little guy at a check-up and I had prayed, and fretted, and prayed, and fretted all day. I went about my daily business, but the THING was constantly knocking around inside my brain. So, I would pray about it YET again. That evening, a dear friend asked if she could call me because she wanted to share a devotional she had read that she felt was applicable and would maybe put all that fretting at ease. It's a devotional by Sarah Young and I have since got out and purchased it. The JIST of the devotional was that God ask's us to trust in Him FULLY. So, if we pray on something. Let it be. Don't pray about it again and again - where are prayers than turn to begging the Lord, because truly that means that we don't trust in Him and His will for our life. It said something to the effect that if you continue to pray on the Lord about the same topic, you will remain stagnant in your answers and in a time of stress and worry. Pray on the Lord on that very topic one time. Than, the next time you pray, simply offer a "thank you" for the way His hand is already at work in the outcome. It was EXACTLY what I needed to hear to GIVE IT UP and just hand it all over. I continue to THINK on the topic from time to time, but it is so much more a feeling of peace when I can just whisper "Thank you Lord for the work you are doing. I trust in You."

Stacy P. said...

What a wonderful post. Your writing sounded so calm...serene even!
My husband and I are just beginning the process of trying to sell his company (he owns his buisness). It will be a lengthy process, full of ups and downs, but in the end, we know that God's time/plan/situation will be the best for us.... even if we get snotty and think WE know best!
May you have many many more serene moments...I raise my glass of lemonade to you. :)

Alicia said...

I am so glad it really sunk in...sometimes it takes a few times to realllly sink in.

que sara, whatever will be, will be.

my mama used to sing me that every night. i just sung it to you...did you hear that?? was is bad?? i thought it was quite good. quit laughing.

ok, i'm leaving. you hurt my feelings ;)

Farmgirl Paints said...

Just saw alicia's comment. She's such a goof. You are gonna rock this showing. It HAS sunk in. I'm gonna be proud of you I just know it.

Between You and Me said...

loooooovvvvveeee when it sinks in and sticks.

let us know if something comes of it....duh. like you wouldn't tell us. :) I'll hear you shouting praise to Jesus from Washington to Georgia!!!! :))

Jennifer S. said...

Praying for something to come out of tonight's showing! God is so good!

Cheryl said...

AMEN to Proverbs 3:5!

We had a rough weekend. Our pastor and his wife son went home to be with Jesus. Our son was friends with him and is greatly devastated. I would covet your prayers of this family as well as my son and the many students at his school.

The Every Day Extraordinary said...

You've got this! You gave it to Him:)

Lemonade Makin' Mama said...

Oh Cheryl, that is completely heart breaking. Praying right now for all of you and for that precious family.

Gypsy Heart said...

Thank you for always being real! I try so hard to "let go and let God"...fretting and worrying does nothing but harm us. He already has the master plan ~ we just need to trust and thank Him in advance for how he's blessing us all the time!

Have a wonderful week!

Mary said...

this is totally exciting!
God has this. totally and completely.
isn't that AWEsome!?

Mary said...

this is totally exciting!
God has this. totally and completely.
isn't that AWEsome!?

songbyrd on the mountain said...

what a timely reminder as my hubby had a great job interview, was asked for a second one and then for unknown reasons, it hasn't happened yet. we don't know what is going on but we are trying to leave it all in God's hands.

Courtney Walsh said...

Gosh, it's hard, isn't it? I mean, really, really hard...I am learning to trust every single day...and just about the time I think I've got it figured out, something happens and I realize I'm still walking around the same mountain.

praying it works out...but knowing that He's got you in the palm of his hand... said...

You say it all so well!

Nancy said...

You say it all so well!