It is 2 a.m. on New Year’s Day and I’m wide awake. I woke up to use the bathroom and couldn’t go back to sleep. I tossed and turned and had this odd feeling as if God were telling me “get up, I have work for you to do!” We didn’t stay up till the clock struck 12 and celebrate the new year. We spent a few hours at mom’s house having dinner and playing games and came home and was in bed by 10 o’clock.
I’ve struggled this year with finding my voice. Finding God’s purpose in what I’m supposed to be doing. I finally realized I had to quit over thinking it and just do. I had to step back and quit trying to figure it out myself and let God lead.
I decided my word or words for 2021 would be Childlike Faith. I want to put God in front of everything I do this year and quit overthinking things. Like a resolution I worry I will forget, or it will fade, and it won’t be long before I’m trying to figure it all out by myself again, but I hope with a word, and focus on obedience it will act as a reminder.
Like this morning.
I felt God nudging me out of bed. As if he has work for me to do.
I pray all the time for God to give me strength. And it dawned on me this morning he may be answering prayers and I’m just not seeing them. We are conditioned to believe we need 8 hours of sleep a night to be healthy, and I don’t necessarily disagree with that, but God woke me up with 4 hours of sleep tonight, as if he was telling me what he wants me to do and what I’ve been praying for is not going to be easy, but I have to trust in him, and have faith he is listening. When God has work for you to do, he determines how many hours of sleep you need!
God’s timing is endless. Childlike faith tells me that I need not to worry about all the craziness of the world and just focus on what God has laid on my heart at the time. I believe what he has for me do here and now is a part of a much bigger plan and purpose I am not meant or designed to understand right now.
Proverbs 3:5-6 King James Version 5 Trust in the Lord with all thine heart; and lean not unto thine own understanding. 6 In all thy ways acknowledge him, and he shall direct thy paths.
Today marks a new year. A restart in some ways. I can’t help but feel like God is pushing me in the direction he wants now that I am listening.
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