Dog experts agree that if you are looking to select a submissive puppy, the one you want will let you hold them on their back, with their belly exposed, and not squirm or fight. These will be the puppies that will likely be easier to train and allow you to be the leader. Where am I going with this? Well, I used this example when speaking to a friend last week about how I have become regarding what God has for me. I explained that I had reached a point in my life where I feel like a puppy who has been turned upside down – just waiting to see what comes next, submitting to whatever God has for me, and wondering when I’ll be placed back down where God has plans for my life. I feel that way at least for now and I’m really proud of that too. It’s been a long time coming. My hope is that I don’t relapse to my previous non-fully-trusting-in-God state.
In times past, I said I trusted in God, but I’m not sure I really did. It has taken multiple times throughout my life of trying to go in one direction to find out that God didn’t intend for me to go that way. I have cried over it, tried to understand it, and questioned why others got their way and I did not. Quite frankly, I have acted like a two-year-old at times. That’s hard to confess, but cleansing to the soul.
One of my biggest accomplishments has been submitting to the plans God has for my life. I still don’t understand completely some of the twists and turns, but that’s okay. I’m not supposed to understand everything. That’s what faith and trust does. It’s one day at a time, making good choices, following my Lord, and blessing others along the way. Like the puppy, it’s feeling secure even when I’m belly up. It’s not being able to see the ground, but knowing I’ll land feet first because my Father wants only good things for me. It’s knowing without a doubt I can rest in God’s capable hands because He has a plan for my life (and yours too).
Hoping you are belly up in a good way,
“Be still and know that I am God…” Psalm 46:10