Psalms 18: 1-3 “I will love thee, O Lord, my strength. The Lord is my rock, and my fortress, and my deliverer; my God, my strength, in whom I will trust; my buckler, and the horn of my salvation, and my high tower. I will call upon the Lord, who is worthy to be praised.”
I do my best to live my life in this thought process daily. I rely on the Lord to guide me because, without his guidance, I would just make a mess of things. (Psalms 23:1 “The Lord is my shepherd)
God gives me strength and wisdom to think about the things that I do in my life and to make good judgments on the things that will impact my life and the lives of others. I may not get it right every time, but can you imagine what life would be like if we didn’t have him beside us and guiding us along the way?
I know because there was a point in my life where I tried to do things my way. I really did convince myself that I was in control of my life and struggled to “stay” in control, to no avail, because since I wanted so much to be in control, God gave me the wheel and yes, I did make a great big mess of things.
You see, I was stricken with the desire to always be in control of everything until I finally realized that I am in control of absolutely nothing!
When I was finished making my worldly messes, I cried out to my father God and he took back the wheel and guided me in the way that I needed to go.
Just as the young child is guided by his/her earthly father, so are we guided by our heavenly father, if we allow him to do so.
That was about 8 years ago and I am so grateful that I was humble enough to follow him because it has changed my life and the way I see things. It has completely changed my thought process.
As I am pretty sure I’ve stated before, I am a work in progress and will be for the rest of my life, but I look in the mirror now and I like what I see. I didn’t before because of insecurities that I don’t think I was even aware of.
I know that I am loved by my father, God, so there is no need to desperately seek it elsewhere.
Fun Fact: Orbicularis Oris is a muscle that surrounds your lips/mouth. Since it attaches where your mouth opens and to the skin at the corner of your mouth, it enables you to close, compress/purse, or pucker your lips. (Wikipedia/ A&P1 Lecture)