I am so grateful that our Heavenly Father is a micromanager. He warns us not to rely on our human thoughts and understanding, but to trust Him with our whole heart. As we consult Him during each moment of our life, He will show us exactly what to do (Proverbs 3:5-6)
Most people abhor being micromanaged. It makes us feel inferior, demotivated, dispirited and unappreciated, as well as causing us to feel irritated and downright angry at times.
However, when God micromanages us, we feel safe, loved, secure, joyful, confident, courageous and blessed. He is not satisfied with our flesh and carnality, but He gave us His Spirit who trades these characteristics with the mind and divine nature of Christ, as well as His spiritual fruit (Galatians 5:22-23; 1 Corinthians 2:16).
God has a specific way for us to accomplish His will for our day, and we set our self up for distress, if we walk outside of His plans for us. If we take a wrong turn, God faithfully corrects us, and lovingly redirects our steps.
Our Father keeps careful watch over all of His Saints. He knows where each of us is located, and what we are doing at all times. He knows the end from the beginning (Isaiah46:10) and wants to bless us every step of the way (Jeremiah 29:11).
He requests that we pray without ceasing (1 Thessalonians 5:16-18), so that we hear His Spirit’s guidance throughout our day. He is a perfectionist, and wants us to be perfect also (Matthew 5:48). Not in an obsessive-compulsive way, but in a relaxed, obedient manner.
We let go, and let God’s Spirit work in and through us, as we serve at the pleasure of our King Jesus. This way we do not burn out in our attempt to work “for” God; because instead, we allow the Trinity to work “through” us.
Father God, we never want to be the bottleneck that slows down or hinders Your efforts to reach people for Your Kingdom. We want to develop, not thwart the spiritual growth of others. Adding to another’s productivity is our desire, so help us to encourage rather than to discourage them. We want to promote creativity and initiative in our brothers and sisters, so that You can use all of us for Your purposes.
You never want us to doubt Your care for us, even during negative circumstances, because You are with us and in us through it all. You empower us to do all things, because Christ is in us (Colossians 1:27; Philippians 4:13). You give our marching orders to all of us, each moment of our day; in order to keep us in step with Your plans. We have no fear of our future, because we give You complete control of every aspect of it.
Thought for the Day:
As we focus on listening to God’s voice each moment of our day, we walk in the center of His will, while He directs us to be in the right place, at the right time to follow His plans according to His purpose and not our own.