Hope Wissel, Relax, Reflect, Recharge

Fixing the Potholes


“I will figure it out” has always been one of my favorite lines but I think it is time for a change.  As a single mom, I always believed that things would work out.  My relationship with God was pretty much nonexistent.  The Serenity Prayer kept me going when all else seemed to fail.  God was there even when I didn’t see or believe it.  He had his hand on everything which is why I believe that through my years of addiction, I was saved.  I had a blinded faith deep in my soul despite the odds.

Why is that now when potholes fill my path, do I wonder if I am on the right road.  When my business is not where I think it should be, I wonder.  When finances are tight, I wonder.   I have a little bit better relationship with God.  I do my devotions each morning, I am trying to STOP and LISTEN for God’s message, yet doubts still seem to come.  Whatever happened to the blinded faith that I had during my addiction that I (we) would be okay?  What happened to the belief that God would take care of things?

When did I forget this verse that reminds me it’s not my job to fix the chinks in my trail. I need to let God lead, and He will smooth the way:

“The path of the righteous is level; you, the Upright One, make the way of the righteous smooth” (Isaiah 26:7).

Whatever the path looks like, God has a plan for every step (Jeremiah 29:11).  The path may be filled with potholes but no matter where I am headed, God is aware of every gap in the road He’s established for me.

Hubby said something at lunch the other day that was an AHA moment… “if you stop worrying about what others think about you, you would ROCK your business”.  Me trying to figure things out leads me on a path that keeps me from sharing as hubby would say “your awesomeness”.  It is time to stop trying to fix the potholes.  Time to stop figuring things out.  Time to let God lead, have faith and let him show me the path that he has prepared for me.  It is “his will for my life, not mine”.

Are you trying to fix the potholes in your life or are you “letting go and letting God”?

Today is a day to Relax, Reflect and Recharge!  Count the many blessings that God has given you…

Have a ThirtyOne-derful day!



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