I have been working on a project for a number months. The other day I was really confused about something and was reading article, after article, after article, trying to figure out what to do. I spoke with my husband, Dad, Mom and a friend about it, getting their input. I posted on a group on Facebook that I am a part of asking people working on similar projects for their input. My head was spinning, I was more confused than clear on what path to take, my wheels were turning and turning and turning...
And then I paused....
I realized I did not invite God into the conversation.
I chose to invite God into the conversation...
This won't be the first time, nor the last, that I have a problem and forget to invite God into it. I have learned in life when it is just me and a problem, how I can allow it to consume me and how easily unraveled I can become, like a rope with two strands.
A third strand is available at all times for me to weave into my situation - God. When I choose to invite God in, it is no longer just me and my problem, two strands in the cord of my life that can easily be unraveled. It becomes a cord of three strands which is stronger, not easily broken and does not come undone as easily.
So I am learning to invite God into my problems/situations. As I mentioned above, I do not do this seamlessly yet I do it more often that I have ever done. Even if I don't get clarity right away, knowing that there is something for me to learn in the process of waiting brings me more peace within.
Today I offer to you to think of a problem/situation in your life that has you a bit unraveled and I invite you to take a moment to...
Pause. Breathe. Pray.
Invite God in.
(And if prayer is new to you and have no clue what to say or do, that's okay, I've been there too. Simply just the intent of inviting God in or saying, "God" is enough - He already knows your heart and what is on it.)
I offer for you to continue the conversation, weaving God in as the third strand, whenever/wherever you can to strengthen you with knowledge, wisdom, and guidance on how to handle the problem/situation before you.
I know I will.
"A cord of three strands is not easily broken." - Ecclesiastes 4:12