I’ve never been much good at growing things. While some people have green thumbs, mine is more brown and wilted. So, imagine my surprise when I recently cut into a store bought red bell pepper and found a baby bell pepper plant growing inside!
“Isn’t that ironic,” I thought, “I can’t get anything to grow in my garden, no matter how much attention or effort I give it, yet here in the cold darkness in a pepper inside of my fridge, a plant has begun to grow.” I’m pretty sure that the only reason the plant was thriving is that I had nothing to do with it. In fact, my daughter and I removed the budding plant and a few more seeds from inside the pepper and planted them. The plant quickly died.
Honestly, I think the whole pepper thing was an object lesson God delivered to me to drive home a point He’s been trying to make. God knows I have a tough time letting go of things and letting Him take over. He has shown me over and over that when I try to force my will on a situation, I produce little or no fruit. However, when I surrender my struggles, release my responsibilities and abandon my agendas into His care, amazing things begin to take root and grow!
Once again, I’m brought right back to the words found in Proverbs 3:5-7a (MSG):
Trust God from the bottom of your heart;
don’t try to figure out everything on your own.
Listen for God’s voice in everything you do, everywhere you go;
he’s the one who will keep you on track.
Don’t assume that you know it all.
Let’s pray together for a spirit of humility and for the wisdom to know when the best thing we can do is to “let go and let God”.
I have been working at WBFJ since September 2004 when God threw me out of the boat I was riding in and set me on a new and wonderful course. I love co-hosting the morning show, although the lack of sleep does make me a bit loopy at times.
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