Michael Jackson Theology

March 11, 2010 — 2 Comments

Okay okay…

before you think i’ve gone off the deep-end…

hang in here with me for a few minutes.

Yesterday i posted a quote on twitter from the book Drops Like Stars by Rob Bell

not “why this?” but “what now?”

And i’ve been thinking about it a lot since then. Wrestling through some things in my life that God has me…

no…

is allowing me to go through. And really wondering more about the WHAT NOW, in the midst of it all, rather then complaining and whining over the WHY.

Really thinking about what opportunities there are in front of me as a result of my circumstances. Trying to get all my ducks in a row in order that i should move forward…

Then this morning on my drive over to Panera Bread (where i sit now, conicidently, 5 or 6 tables away from Gary Mo, pretending we don’t know one another… hahaha) for some reading and quiet time, a song came on my iPod/Phone from good ‘ol MJ (here’s where the hanging in makes the title make sense). And a couple of lines from the song stuck out to me…

But the road you’re walking might be long sometimes. You just keep on stepping and you’ll be just fine

You know the song? Ease On Down the Road, from the musical The Wiz. Okay okay… i’m getting away from my point.

What i heard/felt in my heart when those lyrics pumped through my 2006 Nissan Frontier stock stereo was this…

God doesn’t want me to figure out the WHAT completely before i move. He isn’t interested in MY ducks or MY rows. He wants me to walk…

one step at a time…

all the while, trusting Him.

And as long as i continue to step… one, sometimes grueling, step at a time, He will show me the WHAT and i’ll be “just fine”. And that may seem over simplified or even “cliche”… But that’s what i felt/feel this morning.

Overwhelmingly.

And, it may not be my version of “just fine” or fit in to my definition of the WHAT. But i am confident God will provide in the midst of things… provide for my needs… not my wants… but my needs. And ultimately draw me closer to Him which i believe will allow me to live a story of epic proportions.

So… my resolve? I’m gonna take MJ’s advice and ease on down the road.

  • Kim Quinn

    This is so important! My husband and I have been through about 6 years of trials, some fairly profound, others just annoying. One of the things I learned and am still learning is just what you have said here, just keep moving and trusting.

    We long for control, or at least our illusion of it. That "put your ducks in a row" tendancy is a manifestation of that desire. But when we learn to let God handle our "ducks and our rows" when we surrender control, it is wonderfully freeing. Because we are not in control of the circumstances we aren't responsible for the out come. We are only responsible for giving our best to the situation. God handles the outcome. And who better to do it?!

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