This weekend and many, many times previously, I’ve told my sons that I am always available to them. If they need to talk to me for any reason, I am here for them. I get so frustrated when they come to me after going through something and it’s almost past the point of me being able to help them. You need to talk, I’m here. You need help with something, I’m here. You have a concern about me or something else, I’m here. You want to just talk to me, I will listen. I am never too busy for them. They are my children and I love them. Why do they try to go through things alone?
This really opened up my eyes this morning about how the Father sees us. He has told me numerous times that He is there for me. He is always there to talk to. He is always there to seek counsel from. I am His daughter and He loves me. He is never too busy for me.
I have often struggled with anxiety and worry off and on throughout my life. Much of this is due to the fact that I think I can do things on my own. I’ve made decisions without asking God what He desires from me. I have struggled through things on my own without reaching out to One who calls me His Favorite one. If I don’t understand why my sons don’t or even won’t come to me, imagine how our Father feels when we don’t or won’t go to Him. God’s word is very clear on this issue.
Matthew 11:28-30New International Version (NIV)
28 “Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest. 29 Take my yoke upon you and learn from me, for I am gentle and humble in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. 30 For my yoke is easy and my burden is light.”
We did not choose God. He chose us!
John 15:16 New International Version (NIV)
16 You did not choose me, but I chose you and appointed you so that you might go and bear fruit—fruit that will last—and so that whatever you ask in my name the Father will give you.
I want to encourage you, God is always there for you and me. He is never too busy. He loves us and longs to bless us. God gave us a will to make our own choices because He longs for us to choose Him. In order to know my children, I talk with them, I love them, I listen to them. God desires the same from us. He wants us to talk with Him, love Him, and listen to Him.
Father, I repent for trying to do things on my own. Forgive me for putting myself above You. I know that my strength comes from You, Lord. Thank you for blessing me in all ways. I want to know You more and I will make a change today, to do just that. Amen!