but a Savior. I don’t have a one-year plan, or a five-year plan. JESUS is my plan. Being curious/expectant to see what He does NEXT, in me, others, circumstances, is DAVE’S biggest need. All my life I’ve had plans, and what good have they done me? They made me a control-freak perfectionist, obsessing over the execution of my plans. What a terrible, horrible, no-good, very-bad way to live. Ruined my body with unnecessary stress.
I have resigned as the CEO of my life and ministry, and asked Jesus to take charge, direct me. I do so much better when HE is the Boss, and Dave is the go-fer. Go fer this, and go fer that. Go-fers are not paid to THINK, but to follow directions. Go-fers are not INdependent, but DEpendent. When a go-fer runs up against a problem, he whips out his cell phone and calls the Boss. Go-fers do NOTHing on their own.
So what happens when I forget who’s the Boss, and take charge of my life? I lose the peace that surpasses human-understanding — I lose the benefit of Jesus in THIS life. Including His POWER. And His humility. So I lose with seculars. When the Spirit opens my eyes afresh to see my INdependence, I CONFESS. Ahhh, back to being GoFerDave. The starting place for fresh faith, fresh dependency, is fresh conviction of sin.
Problem with being a go-fer, is that I get no credit for anything. No glory. All the glory goes to the Boss. I give up my worthiness to experience a joy and a peace that have NOTHING to do with my circumstances. BARGAIN.
I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE, being Your dependent, Jesus.
— Dave McCarty, GospelFriendships
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