Thursday, October 24, 2013

Giving up control


I read this quote the other day: 
"the problem is not that we ask God for too much, but we ask for too little". 
It made me think...
why do we make decisions from self-will rather than asking God for guidance...
and why do we try to figure things out rather than surrender to not knowing? 
Analyzing means living in the mind instead of the heart. 
Maybe it's uncomfortable to open our hearts wider to life;
to really trust that life is on our side.
We analyze out of fear...trying to feel safe by being in control.
Analyzing makes us feel smart.
Yet we all have a Source to go to for the perfect answers,
Instead we flounder, stumble, lose our way...
unwilling to give up control.
We may tell ourselves we don't want to bother God,
 but it's ego (our wounded self) that likes to feel smart and in charge.
For today, practice asking for help.
Listen carefully for the perfect answer.