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Do Your Own Job

The Watered Soul: Do Your Own Job

Aug 19, 2011

Do Your Own Job

It isn’t your responsibility to plan your future. That has been planned before your life began (remember He saw every day of your life before you were born). You are being conformed to His image. Every incident, every setback, every disappointment, every unexpected tragedy are to be used to further His purpose of conforming you to His likeness in your life and in my life.

This quote stood out to me in a devotional I read this morning by Anabel Gillham. I have been guilty lately of trying to work out the  details of my life and nothing has come together  as I had planned. And then comes along these words to warn me that I have attempted to take on a job that is not my responsibility.

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At August 19, 2011 at 6:01 AM , Blogger welcome to my world of poetry said...

A very good quote and one to remember Wanda.

Yvonne.

 
At August 19, 2011 at 6:14 AM , Blogger Pam said...

We all seem to fall into the trap of wanting to be in control instead of resting in the knowledge that God is in control. I need reminded of this more often than I care to admit. Thanks for sharing, Wanda!
Pam

 
At August 19, 2011 at 7:03 AM , Blogger Carol Fleisher said...

What a good quote and so appropriate for my life right now. I keep trying to plan every detail. It's comforting to me to know that I don't have to plan every detail and that when things don't work out He's still in control! Thanks! Mind if I copy it?

 
At August 19, 2011 at 8:15 AM , Blogger BLUEBUTTERFLY said...

Wanda, you have no idea. Well, actually, you do. I happen to be in the same place, and I have decided to just be still.

 
At August 19, 2011 at 11:23 AM , Blogger Shanda said...

I love that quote. Not only does it take the pressure of me but it gives me rest and assurance knowing I am in good hands.

 
At August 19, 2011 at 12:28 PM , Blogger Joanne Sher said...

Fabulous quote, Wanda. One I need, too. Thanks, dear.

 
At August 19, 2011 at 5:35 PM , Blogger Wanda said...

Oh ladies I'm glad to know I'm not alone. It's weird that I have this head knowledge that He is ultimately in control but at times I find it so easy to get into trying to work the plan, which is one I don't even fully know. Other than His Word promises that He will take all things and work it for my God for those who love Him. Carol by all means copy, I cited the author of it.

 
At August 21, 2011 at 5:51 PM , Blogger Sharon said...

Great words, Wanda. Very timely for me. Yes, it's so very difficult to rely on the Lord, and then to rest in that abiding sense of dependence. It's the prideful urge to control that so often thwarts God in His work to make us like His Son.

Oh, that I could stay out of His way!!

GOD BLESS!

 
At August 21, 2011 at 7:23 PM , Blogger Reformed rebel said...

Hi Wanda~~Isn't it funny? I was just talking about control on my last post. Do you think maybe GOD is trying to tell me something? I do!

Glad I found your blog.
Blessings...Chelle

 
At August 22, 2011 at 8:37 AM , Blogger Karen said...

Good one! I love Anabel. I heard her speak years ago and still remember her message. Thanks for your encouragement.

 
At August 22, 2011 at 1:10 PM , Blogger Kim @ Stuff could... said...

We all worry too much and yet He has a greater plan than we could imagine

 
At August 23, 2011 at 10:51 AM , Blogger Debbie Dillon said...

Oh, I love this! Thanks for the encouraging reminder! Thanks so much for stopping by my blog and commenting - means so much! Be blessed today :)

 

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