Romans 7:18
The total extent and ugliness of sin that inhabits me, reduced my life to good intentions that cannot be followed through. (Mirror Bible)

Whose ideas do you really want?

You do realize that within you, human you, there is nothing good.

Romans 7:18-20 But I need something more! For if I know the law but still can’t keep it, and if the power of sin within me keeps sabotaging my best intentions, I obviously need help! I realize that I don’t have what it takes. I can will it, but I can’t do it. I decide to do good, but I don’t really do it; I decide not to do bad, but then I do it anyway. My decisions, such as they are, don’t result in actions. Something has gone wrong deep within me and gets the better of me every time. (The Message)

You can have ideas and intentions to produce something you believe will be a blessing to others. Just know, they will not produce the Godkind of results and you will not be able to see them through to the end without God. The enemy will get you wrapped up in planning and orchestrating “good” things. But somehow the sacrifices, you will have to make, can often stop you in your tracks. So, you become unreliable and inconsistent. Ding! Another point for the devil. See him as he is and allow God to guide you and direct you. If you spend time in the presence of the Father, He will give you witty ideas and the grace to fulfill them. They may seem impossible for you to do, which is exactly the way they should seem. It’s God’s idea, and only God can fulfill the idea through you.

Please agree with me as I pray:

Father, today I stop coming up with things to do and asking You to bless my ideas. No longer do I want “good ideas,” I want “Your ideas”. I will wait for You to order my steps, light my path, and show me what You want me to do. I used to be anxious when things don’t happen when I want them to, how I want them to, and where I want them to. That stops today! I also stop looking for the response I want to receive from You, but mostly from those who are in my life. Anxiety and frustration make my heart heavy and block You out. I will do what Your word says and be anxious for nothing. I want more of You and I will wait for You. While waiting, I will praise You knowing that I will find You and all that You have ordained for my life…

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