Gail Rodgers Sharing the Journey

Trusting God Part 27 - Management Agreement

The 10 page document was placed in our hands for review. It outlined the responsibilities of both parties. Our job was to help bring balance and fairness to the people involved. This Agreement would help dispel confusion and bring clarity in the day to day business.

As we looked over each point of this Agreement I realized God has given you and me a “Management Agreement” in life too.

“May the God of Hope fill you with all joy and peace, as you trust in Him, so that you may overflow with hope by the power of the Holy Spirit.” Romans 15:13

Here God was outlining His part in the management of my life. The God of Hope would fill me up with His joy and His peace, in spite of the circumstances of my life, so that I could overflow with hope to those around me. He would do this in and through me by the power of His Holy Spirit. Wow!

My part of the “Management Agreement” was outlined carefully, “as you trust in Him”.

God was using this very practical object lesson to remind me that I was trying to handle some challenging circumstances in my life in my own strength. I was trying to do God’s part of the “Management Agreement” of my life. He was reminding me that I simply needed to refresh my trust in Him in every detail of my life. He would give me what I needed in order to display His hope to those around me and He would do it by the Power of His Holy Spirit.

How about you? Are you trying to do God’s job in your life rather than tending to the part that He gave you responsibility for? Look over the “Management Agreement” He has given you and determine to refresh your trust in Him. As you do your part of trusting in Him, He will do His part. He will fill you by the power of His Holy Spirit so that you can overflow with hope to a watching world around you.

prayer & reflection

Father God,
I thank you that You have so simply laid out the requirements of what You want from me today…and that is to simply trust You to handle the details of my life. Please forgive me for trying to do what is Your part in my life. Help me today to trust you to fill me up with your joy and peace. Help me today to allow the hope You offer to overflow in me and through me, by the power of Your Holy Spirit. Thank you that as I refresh my trust in You to handle the details of my day today You will be my strength.
In Jesus’ name I pray, Amen.