shining through

control is something i crave, something that gives me comfort, something that makes my little world feel “right”…and something that the Lord has been convicting me that i need to give up.

His timing is so perfect it fills me with joy and frustrates me at the same time.

He’s changed my heart to where i’m praying for (literally begging) Him to direct my steps throughout the day and teach me to lean on Him rather than trust in my own ability…all while i am in the midst of two of the biggest events i’ve ever helped with at work.

this results in episodes like today:

we were having friends for dinner and i needed a few things at the store. so i went before work, checked it off my list, worked the day away, then got my groceries out of the fridge, set them down, picked up my purse, keys, sunglasses, etc., and drove home. i was happily prepping for dinner before i realized i had left all the groceries at the office. 30 minutes away. with dinner scheduled in 20.

in the past, i would have panicked. and i do mean pan.nicked. plates clattering, hyperventilation…the whole shebang.

tonight? i made arrangements to get the food back in the fridge at work so it wouldn’t spoil, came up with another meal, and everything was great.

praise be to God! at this point, i think control will be something that i always struggle with, but may He shine through it!

“But He said to me, ‘My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness.’ Therefore I will boast all the more gladly of my weaknesses, so that the power of Christ may rest upon me.” 2 corinthians 12:9

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  • Van September 18, 2012 at 9:43 PM

    Glad everything worked out great and you handled it perfectly with the Lord on your side.

    • Caitlin September 19, 2012 at 5:04 PM

      Thank you, Van.

  • Carrie September 18, 2012 at 10:26 PM

    This is something I Defintely struggle with and this post was just…perfect in showing that our weaknesses truly can be overcome when we turn it over to the Lord and the wonderful power of prayer! Great post!

    • Caitlin September 19, 2012 at 5:06 PM

      Thanks so much for sharing, Carrie!

  • Diana September 18, 2012 at 11:28 PM

    wow, I´m reading this post and I identify myself with everything… God is teaching me that I have to give up too… He´s so right I feel so happy and my faith is much stronger… today I had a car accident with one of my friends and I stayed calm and peaceful because I was sure God was taking care of me in every single minute…
    thanks for share this with us dear

    • Caitlin September 19, 2012 at 5:08 PM

      I am so glad you’re ok, Diana! Praise the Lord for keeping you safe!

  • Sarah Tucker September 19, 2012 at 12:50 PM

    and dinner was delicious :)

    • Caitlin September 19, 2012 at 5:12 PM

      Aww you’re sweet. So glad dinner finally worked out!!

  • Angela P. September 22, 2012 at 5:55 AM

    Thank you, I completely can relate.

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