Who is the Boss,
By Kim Larsen
Isaiah 55:6 “Seek the Lord while He may be found, call upon Him while He is near.”
Approach your day with awareness of who is Boss. It is God who orchestrates the events of your life. This sentence demands some reflection doesn’t it? Yes, we know that God is in our lives, but is He your Boss??
Usually on Monday mornings, my grandson and I have many moments of head to head confrontation. We have to stop and sit in time out, and I ask him who’s in Charge? Most of the time the first answer is” not you Nana!!” It takes about 10 minutes for him to wear out enough to finally admit, or give in to me. Then I ask him again, who’s in charge buddy? “ you are Nana”. Then, and only then is it safe to let him out of time out and move on with our day. If we don’t stop first thing our entire week gets off on the wrong foot . He struggles to believe me, to listen to me, to allow me to even help him. It’s like he is inside out. It feels as if he has lost respect for me.
Does this sound familiar? Aren’t we the same way? When we don’t yield our life to God in the morning, and know that He is Boss don’t we also have a difficult time listening to His voice? We want to go our own way. We struggle to believe His promises. We don’t want His help, we become self sufficient.
It is important to stay in communication with our Heavenly Father, accepting His way as better than ours. Don’t try to figure out what is happening, simply trust Him. It’s amazing how the attitude will change when submission is complete. My grandson will go into this process kicking, screaming and telling me he doesn’t like me, or doesn’t want me to be his Nana any more. After he decides that I’m in charge, he softens, apologizes and tells me he loves me and that I’m his best friend.
Our best friend is waiting to hear those same words every morning! Don’t keep him waiting! Tell Him He’s the boss, and see what happens!!