Wednesday, January 9, 2008

My Homer Simpson Moment: Reverting Back to Bad Habits

I did something foolish today. I reverted back to a bad habit. God broke me free from it and showed me the glory of his peace when I leave matters alone and keep my eyes on Him. Well, today I did not do that. Today I started to get back to the old problem-fixer Wanda. What a waste of energy! The only thing it brought me was annoyance and frustration. I probably made the situation worse by trying to set what I thought was a pretty good solution in motion. I am totally feeling like Homer Simpson right now. D'oh!
It has been made clear to me that when I get these irrational must-fix-everything impulses that I need to set my focus on God even more. I need to pray on it right in that moment and let it be. God has already given me the peace and calm to weather the storm and it felt wonderful until I went and screwed it up. Now I have a feeling of unfulfilled annoyance because things did not go my way.

With that feeling infringing upon my God given peace, I finally decided to seek Him. After an hour or so of fumbling around and lack of focus, God led me to Psalms 25. How perfect for what I am feeling right now.

I encourage you to pull out your bibles and read the passage (every little bit helps). Below are a few of my favorite verses or, in my case, most applicable.

Psalm 25
5 Guide me in your truth and teach me, for you are God my Savior, and my hope is in you all day long.

10 All the ways of the LORD are loving and faithful toward those who keep the demands of his covenant.

11 For the sake of your name, LORD, forgive my iniquity, though it is great.

15 My eyes are ever on the LORD, for only he will release my feet from the snare.
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Prayer: God, I pray that you will provide me with the strength the seek you instead of my own solutions during my times of need. For you are the Creator and provider of all and I can be fulfilled through you.
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