I love to try to fix things. I love to try to offer the perfect advice that will make everything alright. I love to be there and try to put myself in their place and help.
All of that is well and good, but many times, what is really needed is for me just to listen.
Surrender control, surrender thinking that somehow I know what is best, surrender trying to fix everything.
The only thing I can control is how I love God and love others. God is strong enough and more than capable of fixing the problems of the world. Infinitely more qualified and wise and in control.
Love, love, love. That is what I can control. Surrender to love. Big, expansive, never ending, unconditional, smiling, laughing, hugging love. Running headlong into a field of daisies love. Yelling loud from the top of a mountain love. Nestling deep into a comfy bed of blankets love.
I noticed something this morning. The dear hummingbirds, which we adore and feed and watch daily, do not share well. There has been major fighting and buzz-by dive bombing, bird bullying, and intimidation tactics this morning over the newly filled feeder. As always, God uses his creation to show me things in myself. When I am worried about me, about what I get, about what I deserve, things turn ugly. I become filled with anxiety, anger, entitlement, and arguments.
If the dear little birds just realized that we will continue to fill this feeder faithfully for them, that there is plenty for all, that the sugar water will keep on coming…..they could surrender and drink and be filled. Peace.
That is what I need also. Surrender control. Trust without knowing. Peace that passes understanding.
“”Cast your cares on the Lord, and He will sustain you.” – Psalm 55:22