Last year was a season of deep soul-searching. I read several spiritual and secular “self-help” books, re-entered counseling, and filled journal after journal with questions and reflections. I was on a quest—a pilgrimage of sorts—to uncover my true, God-created self.
It is good and right to be attentive to God’s movement in my life, but it is also good and right to trust that God will make the way known without my grasping or pushing, without my seeking or striving without, in fact, a lot of effort on my part at all. This is not complacency or apathy, but rather, a receiving, a yielding, a surrendering in confident trust that God is putting everything right with me and for me.
This message is an excerpt from “Drop your nets” by Michelle Derusha in the June 2020 issue of Gather magazine.