I was thinking today how often I forget that the Lord knows my frame, He knows that I am but dust. Case in point: last January, I kept hearing from Him that I needed to detox my body. Every week I heard it. But I didn’t know how! That didn’t bother the Lord, He had His plan. I spent some time trying to figure it out on my own, but gave up because the information was so confusing to me. So I laid it aside. I figured, You are my Teacher, Lord. So I will shut up and stop striving and allow You to teach. I will stop trying to make this happen by the strength of my own arm.
That was about April. Then one day in August, when I was least expecting it, the answer was dropped into my lap. I knew it was the answer the minute I saw it, precisely because the Lord had been priming my pump for the previous eight months. A few weeks later, I was detoxed. It was a lot simpler in the Lord’s time.
When I start hearing something from the Lord, something that needs to change in me, I can so easily fall into that trap of “Right on it, Sir!” before He has finished speaking. I can falsely assume I already have all the instruction I need, and start flailing ahead. Out there on my own, LOL.
Sometimes He is priming the pump. He is making me aware of His voice and His direction, so that when IT comes, maybe months down the road, I will recognize it. Sometimes that is all He wants of me … the recognition. I turn everything into a to do list, even with my relationship with the Lord. Sometimes, He doesn’t want me to jump into Martha mode right away; sometimes, He is considering my frame, and taking my personality into account, and caring for me, by preparing me today, to act when His time comes. 🙂