I’ll be really transparent here. I struggle with this a lot. I struggle with having thousands of followers between my blog, instagram, and Facebook and this giveaway slipping through the cracks. I have a problem with posts about puppies and babies ranks over the needs of others. That just bothers me. That is what makes me want to stop blogging altogether. But, the Lord gently reminded me this morning that this is not something I can do. I was faithful in what He called me to do. I cannot make others feel compassion or give. I have absolutely no control. That’s what is hard for me. Control. I like to be able to know the outcome and know that I’ve done all I can do. I like to be able to “do” things and see results. But, the Lord is teaching me (in several different areas) and I have pretty much zero control over anything. Everything I have is straight from His hand. He is the provider. Not me. This giveaway won’t raise a million dollars for this family because of anything that I did on my own. If we raise $200 or $200,000 it will be because of the work the Lord did. Do I really want to take the focus off of Him and put it onto me? NO! I want to step back at the end of this and be in awe of the Father and His provision. I don’t want to step back when this is all over and see my own skill or accomplishments making this thing work. I just want to see the hand of Jesus.
Yes, I would love for you to give to this family. I would love to give them a big check at the end of this that will allow them to go and meet any physical need they might have. I would love to tell them that believers all over the world wanted to see their needs met. I would love that! But, I know that no matter how big the check is, I should be able to say the same thing. Believers saw a need and they met it. It’s not up to me to determine the size of the check. It’s just up to me to be obedient to whatever the Lord has called me to do and I can trust God to do the rest. All this to say... this is my struggle. Control is an issue for me. I pray that if you find yourself relating to this that you’ll be able to step back in whatever situation you’re in and see that the Lord is in control. I pray that we find rest and assurance and JOY in knowing that the Lord is in control of our circumstances.
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