“My faith helps me understand that circumstances don’t dictate my happiness, my inner peace.” -Denzel Washington
My goal in life is to get to the point, where this isn’t a mantra and a concept, it is part of the fiber of how I live. I live honestly. Mistakes will be made. Maturity evolves. Grace is a growing capacity inside of me both for others, and for myself.
In an attempt to reach internal consistent peace, I tackle the largest adversary to it. Powerlessness.
Powerlessness is part of life. I think it’s designed to show you that you are smaller than you think. The world is a big place, you don’t run the show, control the stage, write the music that keeps the stars in the sky, or save a life by sheer will.
Surrender to the things you can’t control, and drive yourself in the areas you can.
I believe there is a God who loves us. Just like we are. Screwed up. Narrow-minded or opinionated. Amazingly creative and yet limited by self-doubt. Courage and scared in the same moment. Arrogant and insecure in the same sentence.
My daughter and I have spoken recently about what we could do to accept powerlessness with more surrender.
I am comfortable in powerlessness.
God is powerfull when I am powerless.
I am confident that all things are working together for my good.
Angels are working all night so that I can sleep in peace.
I don’t control everything, but I choose to be flexible, this too will work itself out.
If God is for me, who can stand against me?
Even when nothing makes sense, there is a plan to bless me, there is a way through it.
Let go, lay it down. Let God.
Surrender might be directly related to my ability to consider a change in direction.
I dare you: be vulnerable.
Love the life you never wanted.
Be powerless, but trust in God.