I was talking with my friend Phil Davis today, and he made an important observation. In a nuthsell, he said that when we start taking credit for our own successes, the weight of the world descends upon our shoulders. If we think we’re the ones making things happen, then we feel we must keep on making it happen. But, the moment we step back in awesome gratitude for the miracles we are allowed to witness, the weight is lifted from our shoulders. We’re no longer responsible for making everything right in the world.
What a liberating feeling!
Maybe this is why Jesus said, “My yoke is easy and My burden is light.” When we realize that it’s not about us (not about our ability to say the right thing, do the right thing, or force the right outcome), we step into true power. When we do our best and let God make up the rest, outcomes no longer depend upon our human capabilities. Instead, through heartfelt gratitude, we tap into His enabling power. We know that ultimately He is in control and all things are going to work together for our good . . . in spite of our inadequacies.
Humble gratitude (acknowledgement that we are not the masters of our universe) is the key that unlocks His grace on our behalf.
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