It’s different from waiting.
You haven’t petitioned His throne with any requests.
It’s not one moment where you say, “Jesus, take the wheel”.
You are not sure where you are going, where He is leading.
In your spirit which is His Spirit, you sense change on the horizon, but the horizon is too far off in the distance. This is more like a brewing in your soul … steam rising … heat emanating.
Your mind is blank, on Purpose.
Your heart, in its fragility, doesn’t know whether to be on guard of possible attack or to lay like unmolded clay. There is extreme vulnerability in releasing all things from your grasp.
You breathe a shallow breath. This half-held breath tells Jesus you want to know more, you are trying to control something in this surrendered state.
Except your breath is His.
You relax your shoulders and inhale deeply through your nose. As His breath leaves your lungs, your mouth, you sense He is pleased.
More leaning into this space tells you nothing and expects nothing, except further surrender.
Some say when God is not speaking or directing you, do the next right thing. This is wisdom, for certain times.
This timeless surrender to His holiness, His reign over your life, over the world, is suspended for His reason.
It may be preparation, or it may be simply a lesson in trust with its accompanying obedience.
It could be neither.
Our earthly guesses never remotely compare to His higher thoughts.
I do not presume much anymore.
My trust in Him grows as the pace of my soul slows, as I surrender to His work in me, unaware of what lies ahead.
Those who know Your name trust in You, for You Lord, have never forsaken those who seek You (Psalm 9:10).
How can you surrender more to Him? How is He leading you to trust Him? Feel free to start a conversation in the comments or email me directly at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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