OK...it's a new year. Frankly, I am never ready for a new year. But the new year comes anyhow. Being ready is way over-rated. The older I get the more I enjoy letting things happen rather than trying to "control" outcomes by ruminating and preparing. Sure...there are the things you "gotta do". But letting go and not thinking I can do anything is teaching me a couple of things. First, Some things are just in God's hands. Like the support we need to go to Benkadi. I have to do my partner development. But fretting only frustrates me. So why do it? Because it's the American way! We just love our frustration. God will move us along in his good time. I reject frustration as sin in my life. There...cuz I said it I feel better already
The second thing I have learned about "letting go" is that life is much more of an "adventure" if I shoot from the hip rather than micro-managing the issues of life. My tendency as I get older is to plan and direct life more rather than less so as to avoid the unforseen. But as Mimi and I cast our fate to the Lord's wishes through life back in Africa we are getting excited. It's becoming an adventure all over again. Given the choice between a frustrating micro-managing our existence and having an adventure...well...the adventure wins every time!
How about you? Benkadi represents life "out of our control" and "into His control". Come join us!