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Richland, MI 49083

Get Out of God's Way 


2 Samuel 22:33 

For who is God except the Lord? Who but our God is a solid rock? God is my strong fortress, and he makes my way perfect.

Recently, I’ve realized I’ve fallen into a trap of engaging with God as if He’s a genie, rather than the all powerful creator of the universe that He is.  I have prayed for God to grant my wishes, although they may be good wishes like courage, wisdom and peace.  I think I know what I need in order to overcome the challenges in my life and ask God for the tools to do just that.  I have forgotten that God has a plan for me and at best, I only know the minor details of that plan.  I need to stop praying for what I think I need and start praying for God to use me for His good purpose and what He knows I need. 

Since this realization, my prayer life has changed.  I have always begun with prayers of worship and thankfulness but now instead of asking for what I want, I simply ask for God’s help, “God, please use me for your purpose.  Please grant me what I need to accomplish your will.”

This change in prayer life has brought an even greater sense of peace.  I know I don’t have to figure it out.  All I have to do is rely on Him.  He knows what He is going to do.  I just have to get out of His way


-Don E.