It wasn’t quite as big or dramatic a decision as that, but on Christmas Day, I published my last daily dose email and podcast episode. I didn’t know what 2014 would look like yet. I expected to just take a little break before coming back.
I’d had big grand plans for The Itchy Soul but suddenly none of it sat right. So I just stopped. I quit.
Maybe that’s happened to you?
Maybe you had things that you felt called to do, things that were bigger than you and, on the days when you were honest with yourself, things that were really quite scary and you kinda wished someone else could do them instead?
What do you do?
Do you quit?
Maybe tell yourself a story about why it was never meant for you in the first place so you can feel better about changing your mind?
What if that thing that’s bigger than you is bigger than you because you were never meant to do it on your own?
Mother Teresa said:
“I know God won’t give me anything I can’t handle. I just wish he didn’t trust me so much.”
Taken literally, that’s just not true. God does and did give us and Mother T more than we can handle, precisely because we’re not meant to handle it on our own.
What if instead it’s about stepping into each new day asking God to help us with each thing that might come into our day?
Because running with the thinking that God only gives us stuff he knows we can handle means agreeing that he plots all the crappy stuff that happens and, I don’t know about you, but that doesn’t fill me with confidence or whisper of unconditional love.
What say you?