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Permalink 05:33:07 am, Categories: By Trent, GraceHead counseling, 761 words   English (US)

I can't figure it all out!

by Trent (originally posted December 13, 2006)
Stress / anxiety / tension is our body's reaction to a mind that wants to gain control over something. Sometimes we want control over another's free will. Sometimes it is only the control over understanding a concept. Whatever it is that we want control over, the belief that we want control is revealed in the anxiety. Anxiety doesn't change something, it reveals something. And so we can look at the emotions and be mindful of them, to understand where our beliefs are taking us.

People have intelligence of varying levels. Some of us have high IQs and others have low IQs. Chances are that you and I both fall into the range of 140 to 65 in our IQs. But, I know somebody that has an IQ of 1,000,000,000,000,000. Who do you think knows the best what can bring about the greatest good, the one with the trillion IQ or us?

Well, my point is that we don't know what is good for us, or even if we do, it is from an IQ of 66, right? I mean our understanding of what is best is flawed and short-sighted, and really a sad joke next to the plans that the trillion IQ has written out. I am speaking of the Lord Jesus, and how mindful and thoughtful He is about us, knowing all and seeing all and with metacosmic wisdom searching the unknown for something better than His last thought about us.

I've learned how to pray for everyone that I know in less than 5 seconds, and it sounds like this: "Your will be done." And in that there is no tension, anxiety, or stress ... because I know He is 100% love, and that He sees all things and ponders all things and is actively working the best result in my life.

Did you know that the best result is not always comfort and security in the world around me? How can I know inner-peace if I don't know outer-turmoil? How can I know heaven on earth, if I don't know what hell on earth is? We learn through contrasts, and He might take us in the valley, so that we can appreciate the mountain. He might strip us to give us a robe of dignity. He might lay me flat, to lift me up, and I might need to see the grave before I experience resurrection power.
I'm through trying to figure it all out!

I can't figure it all out!

I don't know what is good, nor what is evil. Sure it may appear bad that when we are torn apart by sin, because we want to know what God's grace is for healing, but we never want to be wounded in order to find that out, right?

I love diamonds, but they always look better when you place them on dark velvet. It is the contrast that makes the beauty so breathtaking. We need the contrast, and I am through trying to control things like this. I invite His will, and live with the knowledge that perpetual comfort in this realm is not the point. Here, in this world we get the chance to see a contrast and I invite that.

I just want to see God in everything. I want to rest in Him and quit trying to regain control over things that I was never meant to control with my 66 IQ. I am always oppressed and stressed out when I think it is up to me to fix.

I say, let me not fix the problem, but let the problem fix me. I can't be anybody else's Holy Spirit, much less my own. I simply must turn and learn from Him and be content in all circumstance. I am too weak to always be about the work of effecting outcomes to go according to my plan. I just come unglued that way, and it never works out.

tree tunnelAs we are trusting God, and that He really wants what is best for us, then those things that we thought were a curse will be a blessing, something to be grateful for. Not because it brings comfort, but because it brings something better than the comfort that we thoought we wanted. And only you can discover what that is, as you become receptive to it.

Are we sensitive, and on high-receive, or are we still trying to effect the outcome with our own resources? If we are waiting for inner-peace to arrive by our own resources, how long do you think you will need to wait for that to happen?

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Comment from: the_burning_bush [Visitor] ·
Well said, Trent!

I like the way you define stress/anxiety as our minds fighting for control. What a comfort to not rely on one's own understanding.
Permalink 11/02/07 @ 00:25
Comment from: grey fisher [Visitor]
Thanks Trent, this is very helpful. Praise His Name.
Permalink 11/02/07 @ 06:04
Comment from: lenbenhear [Member] ·
Oh I love this:
"I've learned how to pray for everyone that I know in less than 5 seconds, and it sounds like this: "Your will be done." And in that there is no tension, anxiety, or stress ... because I know He is 100% love, and that He sees all things and ponders all things and is actively working the best result in my life." [and OTHERS!] !

The rest of the article is tops too, Trent. Thanks for sharing. you & Pam are truly gifted teachers. ... and Timothy? ... well, prophets are often teachers as well, ... only their words tend to burn with a more intense kind of fire. - all of it, of course, has its rightful place in the ministry of the Body.

Teachers always instruct. ... prophets will usually trumpet [and TEST!] more than teach. Both are very necessary. ... but then: you already knows that.


Permalink 11/02/07 @ 16:33
Comment from: jay [Visitor] ·
Hello to all, somthing short for all to ponder on. Take it for what it's worth and GOD BLESS all. Living this paradigm, there is one thing that we all must remenber and that is that simplicity blinds the devil. So relax and enjoy the ride, and pick up as many people as you can on the road to salvation and rightiousness and rest assured in the loving arms of your FATHER that we shall not parish.
Permalink 11/03/07 @ 18:21

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