Running to Feel a Breeze is Dumb

I was a goofy little kid who thought that running up and down the street on a hot summer’s day was clever. “I feel a breeze when I run”, I explained. No head-shaking needed here. It was clearly a dumb idea.

As an adult I’m tempted to follow this same concept by being busy in place of walking closely with God so that I’ll know where I should step next.

Just as keeping still in the heat makes more sense than running around to create a breeze, seeking God for his will is better than trying to figure everything out on my own.

It’s not easy to fold my hands and be good when I don’t hear God speaking to me. In moments like these, I turn to this scripture:

Let all those that seek thee rejoice and be glad in thee: and let such as love thy salvation say continually, Let God be magnified. (King James Version, Psalm 70:4)

I long to feel like I am living a meaningful life while doing things that I love, but making myself busy with plans that God doesn’t want for me is a waste of time.

My prayer for today:

God, I know that you have plans for me. You mentioned this in Jeremiah 29:11. If I’ve been on the wrong path, please correct me.

I don’t want to waste more time getting to where you want me to be. Help me to hear your whispers of wisdom. I’m dying for a clue from you. Peel the scales off of my eyes so that I can see you working around me.

Show me how I should search for you with all of my heart as you mentioned in Jeremiah 29:13. Please show me what that looks like.

I choose to trust you. You are the great Author. I know that the story that you’ve written for me is the best one, and I choose that over anything that I could come up with for myself.

I ask for all of these things in Jesus’ name. Amen.


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