GIVE YOUR AGENDA TO GOD
“In many ways, you want to set your own agenda. You act as if you have to choose among many things, which all seem equally important. But you have not fully surrendered yourself to God’s guidance. You keep fighting with God over who is in control. Try to give your agenda to God. Keep saying ‘your will be done, not mine.’ Give every part of your heart and your time to God and let God tell you what to do, where to go, when and how to respond. God does not want you to destroy yourself. Exhaustion, burnout and depression are not signs that you are doing God’s will. God is gentle and loving. God desires to give you a deep sense of safety in God’s love. Once you have allowed yourself to experience that love fully, you will be better able to discern who you are being sent to in God’s name. It is not easy to give your agenda to God. But the more you do so, the more ‘clock time’ becomes ‘God’s time’ and God’s time is always the fullness of time.” – Henri Nouwen [1932-1996], The Inner Voice of Love.