Efficiency, coordination and synergy are God's resources.
A friend was not looking forward to her week. Multiple projects were looming over her, each demanding more time and resources than she felt she had.
These kind of situations are ripe for healing. It requires us to let go of a false sense of responsibility and to be prepared to be surprised.
We've all been in tight situations before: having multiple projects; having to make major moves in little time; needing to prepare presentations with little direction, and so on.
I have found the following ideas not only helpful in alleviating the pressure, but healing - lifting the whole activity higher and making it a bigger blessing than I could have imagined:
Whatever the situation is, know that God is bigger.
God, Creator of all that is, operates from an infinite basis. God is the source of all intelligence, harmony and joy. There is no problem too big for God.
Your responsibility is to respond to God's ability
Each task or project we are assigned to is not dependent on our personal achievement, but on an acknowledgement of God's efficiency, coordination, synchronicity and synergy. These are divine ideas - qualities we reflect from God and resources we can draw on for any task. Removing any sense of fear or doubt, we can respond to God's governance and let God's goodness be reflected in our actions and expect that each prayer-filled action we take will be fruitful.
Listen. Listen. Listen.
I was once on a task where I needed to buy a number of things in a short time with limited funds. I challenged the seemingly implausible and replaced it with the promise of God's abundant good. I claimed efficiency as my standard, expected that all that I needed would coordinate with what we already had, and was convinced that the final product would bless more than I could then imagine. Each step I took, I listened. I wasn't sure where I was going, but I was listening. As I was driving I saw a warehouse and got a nudge to turn in. I did, and found this warehouse had a major clearance on all the items I needed. I was able to get what I needed that day under budget, on time, and beautifully coordinated.
Listening every step of the way - this is a blessing to every task that we do! Whether we are setting up a new home, directing a corporate initiative, working for the resolution of a national crisis, God is guiding us all to a greater and more permanent sense of peace, productivity and progress.
Kim C Korinek, CSB
banner photo (c) Micah Korinek; other photos by Gabe Korinek, Kim Korinek, Brad Crooks. Leslie Larsen (c) 2016