My husband and I love watching re-runs of “Monk,” the chronic OCD detective who can solve all his cases despite his many quirks. After about the fiftieth show, I sat there wondering why I was drawn to watch someone with so many OCD problems. It is definitely entertaining, and gives me a respite from the traps of this world, but today I realized I love the show because I am so much like Monk.
I’ve been a planner and organizer my entire life. If things don’t go according to my plan, then I try to figure it out and fix the problem myself. As a result, I’ve lived a long time with anxiety and a slew of antacids.
No more … I’m done … it’s over. No more worrying about things I can’t control. If I’m really going to do what I’ve talked about my whole life … trust and obey … then that’s what I have to do today, every hour of everyday.
God does not allow delays in giving me the desire of my heart to lead me along. As I anticipate His provision, I have to keep my eyes on Him and listen for His voice and His directions. In this way, I learn more about Him, His will, as our relationship grows deeper.
I’ve got a lot to learn, but God knows everything. Since He created everything, He will send the people and help needed in any situation. I just need to sit back and relax – which is not at all like Monk.
Lamentations 3:25 “The Lord is good to those who wait for Him, to the person who seeks Him.”