Some of you have jobs that require you to lead. In my case I’m an engineering lead. I design, build, and maintain systems. These systems can be complicated, blue prints and schematics are used to build them. For each component, which can range in the 100’s, there’s different configurations. I get frequent calls because users of the systems either aren’t familiar with them or need some guidance so that they can successfully complete their tasks. Now, they can continue to sit there and try to figure it out on their own, or they can give me a call and save a lot of going around in circles. Why call me? Well, I’m the designer….why not call the one who built it..the one who knows the in’s and out’s because they designed it?!
The Lord showed me a comparison. Life can be complicated. But it’s nothing for Him because He’s Alpha and Omega (Revelations 22:13). He knows His design very well. You are His beautiful handy work, and this systemic life is in His hands. Each person is configured differently, having different calls, goals, dreams, and futures. We can really complicate things by not calling the “Master Designer” for help. There are so many twists and turns, there are so many different paths to take, there are so many doors we can walk through. But we need to recognize, and God wants us to know that without Him we are lost. (Proverbs 29:18) If we don’t inquire of the Lord than we don’t have direction, we stumble over ourselves. But if we stay close to Him we can hear what He is revealing to us. He’s always near, just a call away (Psalms 145:18). Praying to God is calling Him. I have my name and number boldly attached to my systems at work. I can directly be contacted. God can directly be contacted. You belong to Him, all you have to do is open your heart, connect with Him in prayer. Release your struggles, concerns, questions, and problems for the designer to figure out.
Cast your cares on Him, He really does care (1 Peter 5:7). Try calling Him today, then listen for an answer. Like the song says “What a Friend We Have In Jesus, all our sins and griefs to bear, and what a privilege to carry, everything to God in prayer. Oh what peace we often forfeit, oh what needless pain we bear, all because we do not carry, everything to God in prayer. Have we trials and temptations? Is there trouble anywhere? We should never be discouraged, take it to the Lord in prayer. Can we find a friend so faithful, who will all our sorrows share? Jesus knows our every weakness, take it to the Lord in prayer.”
Father I am so thankful that you are near and just a call away. Thank you for the cross at Calvary and the friend I have in Jesus. Thank you for revealing to me that you’re my Master Designer. I ask today that you turn my heart to you always, no matter the situation I’m facing. Forgive me of every sin and for the times I’ve looked to men to help me and not you. Help me to remember that I can call on you directly. Teach me to walk in a lifestyle of prayer, constant communication with you. For as long as I stick with my designer my future is bright! My future, dreams, goals, and ambitions are in your capable hands! I will accomplish all that is required of me as I call on you for direction! I will perform as expected in every task placed in front of me as I call on you for direction! I am efficient, I have the ability, and I have the strength to move forward as I call on you for direction! Thank you for being accessible to me! I love you (my Master Designer) and know you love me. In Jesus name I pray. Amen!