Wednesday, August 1, 2018

Dear God, where next will you point me? I so often face the day wondering what will befall me, what I will witness. This attitude reveals the flaws in my thinking: I am at once passive, being acted upon, and at the same time self-centered, placing myself in the middle of every circumstance.

Lord, if I am to be your servant, then I must listen for instruction.

I will be called to act, not just to be present as circumstances unfold. Use me, O Lord. Let me hear your call and go to work.

Does the hammer fear the nail? Let me see myself, Lord, as an instrument at your disposal, ready to be used.

Let me not ask, what will happen to me? But instead, let me ask, what ought I to do?

Let me act today.

(Letter #1299)