Saturday, March 28, 2009

Submitting to Submission

March 22, 2009

I’ve been promising myself (and my marketing rep) that I would start sharing a weekly blog. I had intended to start one at the first of the year but the more I thought about it, the more nervous I would get and the easier it was to be ‘too busy’ to write one. ‘What would I write about?’ ‘What messages did I have to share week after week, month after month?’ ‘Who would even care enough to read it?’ I spent so much time asking myself useless questions and wrestling with my own doubts that I became exhausted at the thought of it all so I decided to put it off…again.

I was thankful for the distraction of family time as we headed to Fort Worth to watch our friend, Mary, compete in a dressage event. She and her horse were judged on the elegance and precision of the horse’s movements. Mary has trained horses in dressage for years but this was the first time we had the opportunity to see her compete. I was excited to watch her canter in on Federalea, a beautiful Arabian with a braided mane of jet black hair that looked like he had just stepped off of a carousel. I was amazed that such a powerful animal was in complete submission to his rider’s instruction. When Mary instructed him to trot, he trotted. When she instructed him to turn, he’d turn. No matter what the command was, he responded to her with complete obedience. She knew what Federalea was capable of and how to draw it out of him to win the competition.

I started thinking about this whole blogging thing as I watched this beautiful animal performing in total submission to Mary’s authority. God has been so faithful in directing my path, so why should I doubt Him in this? My role is to bow to His authority and trust that He knows how to draw out the best in me by infusing me with His strength. I’m now excited about taking this journey with Him and I’m praying for all of you who will be walking along with us…I hope you’ll be blessed!
Jennifer

“For I know the plans I have for you," declares the LORD, "plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.” Jeremiah 29:11

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