Today’s ACIM lesson, #324, I merely follow, for I would not lead, is yet another call to surrender to what is. It is the reminder that life is easier when I allow myself to listen to the Holy Spirit rather than ego. It is letting go of the stress that comes from making up a future that includes problems. It is easy when I trust that God has my back – that I don’t need to control anything because God knows the way. I don’t even need to feel bad about wandering off on tangents (which I do with some frequency!). As this lesson says, “Your loving Voice will always call me back, and guide my feet aright.” “You will never lose your way, for God leads you. When you wander, you but undertake a journey that is not real.”
So, today, I remind myself to follow. To let go of my “authority problem” where I think I need to be in charge and just allow God to lead the way. I listen. From last year’s writing:
Eventually, it occurs to me that going with the flow is easier. Today’s lesson is, of course, more reminders that life is easier when I allow God to lead. What does that mean exactly? It means I don’t bother to get pissed when the order I placed for a new laptop suddenly seems to have mysteriously canceled itself. (And then went through after all – say what!!!) It means I don’t think that there is a problem with the new health insurance not being active immediately (though I may still see about that!). Mainly it means that I am finally of the mindset that maybe God knows better than I do so why not just go with it. I don’t always like it. It often doesn’t look like I think it should but I’m done thinking mine is the superior intellect in these situations. Including the fact that yesterday’s post wouldn’t cooperate and get posted yesterday, so went on today. Including the fact that the computer “ate” the writing I did this morning. Such things still irritate a little, but I get over it faster.
I merely follow, for I would not lead.
Father, You are the One Who gave the plan for my salvation to me. You have set the way I am to go, the role to take, and every step in my appointed path. I cannot lose the way. I can but choose to wander off a while, and then return. Your loving Voice will always call me back, and guide my feet aright. My brothers all can follow in the way I lead them. Yet I merely follow in the way to You, as You direct me and would have me go.
So let us follow One Who knows the way. We need not tarry, and we cannot stray except an instant from His loving Hand. We walk together, for we follow Him. And it is He Who makes the ending sure, and guarantees a safe returning home.
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It’s a required course. Part of the game being rigged is that no matter how long we care to prolong the agony of thinking we know better than God (creating illusion: only the love is real), we can’t not make it home. The ending is sure and God “guarantees a safe returning home.”
So on this day when it feels as if I am behind on everything, I pause to remember there is only now and that I can’t be behind, I can only be where I am. The rest is all a belief that keeps me from being present, that keeps me from feeling joy in the moment. “Being behind” is an illusion. What am I behind in the present: a future I made up that isn’t here yet???
It is more of yesterday’s theme: surrender. God knows what God is doing. I may not understand how the pieces fit, but I do need to allow them to fall into place.
Namaste, my friends, Namaste.
- “It’s not you, its me”: a Spiritual Badass gets Schooled in Love. (elephantjournal.com)
- Tyrese Gibson rebukes the spirits of quitting, suicide and surrendering (christiantoday.com)
- Further Adventures in Surrender: Following God’s Guidance (openingtothepossibility.com)
- Praise and Prayer (news.sosevents.org)
- God Watches, We Surrender (garyware.me)
- Power of the tongue (jamaica-gleaner.com)
- Surrendered to God~ A Mothers Way of the Cross (audacityandsupposition.com)
- How Strong Is Your Faith? (billrudgeministries.wordpress.com)
- Window 1242 – Use love as a weapon (awindowofwisdom.wordpress.com)
- Daily Surrender (rebekkalien.com)