“For I know the plans I have for you,” says the LORD. “They are plans for good.” (Jeremiah 29:11 TLB)
“As you keep your focus on Me, I form you into the one I desire you to be, your part is to yield to my creative work in you, neither resisting it nor trying to speed it up.” (Jesus Calling by Sarah Young)
In creativity, as well as our relationship with God, yielding produces an abundance of peace and joy. As this year unfolds, the winter weather and lack of routine slows me down. My tendency to smash the pedal to the metal and drive into the year with tons of goals, desires, hopes and dreams halts, when I hit a road block of frustration or a traffic jam of unmet expectations or an area of my life that is under construction. My life idles, while I impatiently rev my engine; chaffing to see results fast.
But I am learning that yielding opens up greater freedom to explore and express the life God has given me. I see more opportunities, especially when I surrender my agenda for my day, my art, my writing and my relationships. Unexpected detours lead me to a deeper understanding of God’s intervention and creative desires for my life and those around me.
I see patterns. I notice more. I embrace the deeper longings of my soul. I learn to wait willingly. Enjoying the process to see what it yields, rather than forcing my preconceived ideas onto the road of life. I look at what I have and then I use it; trusting the Creator to mold and transform me for good.
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