When God Says, “I’m God - and You’re Not”

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Set your minds on things that are above, not on things that are on earth. Colossians 3:2

I’m on on day 13 of the 60/60 challenge.

Stop every hour and think on God.  Connect.  Or reconnect.

Sixty days worth.

I’ve talked about how I have an app on my iPhone that comes up with a Scripture verse every hour and gives you a suggestion as to how you might  incorporate that verse during the coming hour.

I also have a “beep” set on my phone that goes off on the half-hour.  I had it set with, 

“Am I Enough?” God.

As I read further in Soul Revolution, I found another statement I really like.  I’ve been repeating it to myself when the timer goes off.

“I am God and you are not.”

How many times I play God!

I try to orchestrate, manipulate and figure out how to get my own way.

(Gosh I hate to admit that!)

It is so hard for me to let go of the outcome.

So, 

“I am God and you are not.”

is proving helpful for me.

I’m noticing my conversation with God has improved.  I’m turning my thoughts to Him more often during the day.

Today, I went to see my cardiologist.

“You’re looking pretty good,” he said as he sat down by my power chair.

I smiled.

“I feel pretty good.”

What??

I hadn’t even realized it.  I was feeling pretty good.

Yes, there is a lot going on right now.

No, not much has really changed.

But something major seems to be changing.

My need to control.

I’m not at all saying that this is a quick fix for what’s wrong with you.

I’m not even saying that the 60/60 challenge would work for you.

I’m not at all sure what path God will take you down.

I just know that trying to keep my mind focused on God more than I usually do, continually reminding myself that I am *not* in charge - and it is to my advantage not to be - has taken a lot of pressure off.

Today, I’m not feeling as stressed as I usually am.

I’m really curious as to how things go for the next 47 days.

I know I roller coaster a lot - my mood fluctuates.

I’m not naive enough to think that life is gonna be a smooth road from here on out.

But I sure am enjoying today!

So, I’m curious again … how are you at focusing on God?  Are you able to keep focused during the day?  Do you have a strategy in place for returning you thoughts to God.

Or - is this something you struggle with?  Is it something you feel you need to work on?

What might happen if you took time every hour to “think on things above”?

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I’d love to hear how God is working in your life!

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