Today I remember to calm down with all my driven tendencies to do more, write more, plan more, build a better platform, etc. etc. etc.
I read twitter, and I feel bad about all the ways I’m not being influential or important.
I start to feel driven again.
Driven folks feel forced to succeed, produce, and excel. Led people respond to the gentle whisper of God’s spirit. They accept specific, simple instructions and go exactly where they’re led. Everything comes after that–the planning, writing, doing, and building.
Seek first the kingdom and then. . .
When I’m driven, I’m fearful, frantic, and frenzied.
When I’m led, I’m full of faith, peaceful, and ordered.
My prayer today: Lord, let me be led and not driven. Your yolk is easy and light. Mine is hard and heavy. When you lead, you bring me to paths of peace and joy. When I’m driven, I find disorder and unrest. I want to be led by you to accomplish the good works you’ve planned for me. No more, no less, at just the right time. Led and not driven. Amen.
Do you find yourself more driven than led?