By: Gabriela Yareliz
Happy Monday, my lovely friends.
I wanted to start off the week with the following thought. I was listening to a podcast on the train, as I often do. It was The Skinny Confidential, featuring guest Melissa Wood-Tepperberg (of @melissawoodhealth). She was sharing information about her health journey, past eating disorders, plant based living and belief. Super fascinating.
Something that caught my attention was that she begins the day with a very humbling prayer. It went something like:
“Where would you have me go? What would you have me do? What would you have me say? And to whom?”
I loved this. This prayer empties us of ourselves, our plans, our premeditation or ideas, and it comes to God and acknowledges His control over all things. It says, God, what would you like me to do? (Essentially).
I think a lot of our stress, tension and lack of gratitude comes from a heart that wants to control. I have even seen it in younger children, young adults and older adults who want to manipulate everything. It’s a disease that plagues humanity. And while this sometimes becomes our default operating method, if we believe in a God who loves us, it shouldn’t be.
This week, let’s practice this art of surrender. We will be happier when we do it. After all, the Christmas season is all about love. God’s insane love for us that He gave us the gift of Himself.
So on this Monday, join me in praying: God, where would you have me go? What would you have me say? What would you have me do?