It’s my habit to watch the sun rise.
Even on Monday mornings.
Even when I might rather stay in bed.
Because every time the sky lightens from black night to bright day I’m reminded of two things:
I am not in control.
But God IS.
I can’t stop the world turning and I can’t make the sun rise.
But I don’t have to-I am not responsible for the big picture. I am not in charge of making all the pieces fit just-so.
My duty is to be the piece I was made to be.
To go where God sends me.
To do what God has for me to do.
And to leave the rest in His hands.
There are times I want to be in control, but it doesn’t last long. I quickly realize that I can barely keep myself in line, much less anyone else.
And when I let go, I am free.
I am free to be the me God has made me to be.
I free those around me to be the persons God has made them to be.
And that’s worth waking up to.