Weekly Devotion – No Backsies

According to the Urban Dictionary, “No backsies” is a maneuver in the game of tag where the person who is “it” cannot be tagged back immediately.  What if you handed God all of your worries, told God “No Backsies” and kept running after you tagged Him? How much better could you run? How much lighter would you be? What are the chances you could trust God with whatever you gave him?

How many times have you laid awake at night, worrying, trying to plan for or solve what you just told God you were turning over to Him as you fell asleep? I do it a lot.  I have to visualize not trying to fix the problem or plan the solution. 1 Peter 5:7 “Cast all your anxiety on Him because He cares for you”.  To cast means to throw, hurl or fling.  Imagine casting your cares on God…pulling your arm all the way back and then pushing it forcefully forward and casting your cares on Him. Now imagine, running to God, taking back whatever you just threw and running away from Him. Sounds ludicrous doesn’t it?  But we do it all the time.  Picture, with me, God’s face once you have given Him your problems and then taken them back. Does God look  confused? Concerned? Disappointed? Do you think God feels like we don’t trust Him when we do that to Him?

“Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways submit to Him and He will make your paths straight”. Proverbs 3:5&6  I don’t want to quote the entire dictionary in this devotional, however…do we in this day and age, fully understand the concept of submitting?  To submit means to “yield to a superior force or to the authority or will of another person”. Roman’s calls God’s will “good, pleasing and perfect”. (12:2)

Turn over your worries to His perfect will. Submit to Him, to His will for your life.  Say “Lord, tag, you’re it” and then run! No backsies!

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