I tried multiple times to write an article honoring mothers since May contains Mother’s Day. Time was running out when I received an email from the editor asking if there would be a submission for May; all I could do was reply “It is my hope”.
Two days left for submission and alas all attempts at doing a mother’s piece stalled out; normally I get an inspiration and the writing flows with little effort, but not this time. My prayer for inspiration was met with silence; or so I thought. While praying I’m still picturing this inspiring article for moms, I was not really listening and waiting for what He had to say, I wanted Him to go along with my plans.
Thirty-six hours to go and nothing. I finally conceded throwing up my hands saying Lord, what do you want said; this time I had open ears.
The Lord was gracious and took the time to teach me a lesson reminding me of my own prayers; for no writing to be released if His anointing was not on it, as it would not touch lives. That I had not sought His direction but wanted my own based on the month of publication – because I thought it was a good idea. He continued with how I had said, though I make my plans I want him to direct my path. I had made my plans alright, but was not listening to him say go a different direction. I kept insisting on my own way! He reminded me of other prayers and commitments as well…
Everything we do should be in partnership with the Lord, as a team, and there is no I in team work. My attempts were, I, I, I, – not considering my partners plans. A scripture I’ve read numerous times jumps out to me in a new way as I read it today. Proverbs 18:1 tells us “whoever isolates himself seeks his own desire”, (yup that was me),”he breaks out against all sound judgment.” (Ouch).
More than an article to be written this month it was a lesson to be learned, one I evidently needed. I hope this writing inspires others to remember their partner, whether in business, marriage, or other endeavors. We are not always called to do every part ourselves. He calls us to be a part that fits together with the part He calls others to do, so together we fluidly dance the dance of life. The most important partnership we have is with the Lord, the one we must include in the decisions of life if we want the best outcome.
Twenty-four hours to go and I smile. I think of the way the Lord acted like a mother, wisely using situations of life to lovingly teach a child a lesson. Thank you mom’s, biological and spiritual, for all your tender loving care and lessons in life. May the Lord richly bless you with earthly and heavenly blessings.