You Do!

MaddyChristine Hope Brokopp-20140807_0797My Father woke me up this morning with a thought… ” I can not make anything happen. “
I try in life.  I see a lack or malfunction and I try to fix it.  I feel I always have a responsibility.  Even though I have a powerful and loving God, I feel there is always a part I have to play.   I cannot just sit around and wait for things to happen.
So I try to fix the health issues I have.  I try to find the glitch to why I am not sleeping and I try to find a ‘cure’.  I approach people to see if they could be a potential friend.  I see the lack… and I do what I can.  
I am reminded of meeting Tim.  For the longest time I feared men.  I wasn’t going on dates, didn’t even talk with guys… how on earth would I go from that to getting married?  It took lots of effort on my end.  I sought out healing, I took this singles course in church and I read this book.  By the time Tim and I met, I was ready!  I did my part.  
But lately I have had the thought that I can actually not make anything happen.  I am reminded of meeting Melissa.  I had just become a Christian and did not have one single Christian friend.  God had me sit next to Melissa in church one morning and we hit it off.  I didn’t even know I had the need.  It was God’s doing. God provided. 
Again I think of meeting Tim.  All though I got ready for him, there is no way I could have made us meet.  I could not have picked out the right husband.  One unexpected church morning, visiting church in the US, we ended up sitting next to one another and we hit it off.  It was that simple and so very God appointed.  
Tim and I visit house after house, apartment after apartment to find the right place near church and community.  We feel a deep desire to move.  It takes a lot of energy and it is very discouraging.  We were both reminded that we do our part, but in the end it is God who has a home already picked out for us.  It is God who has the finances lined up.  It is God who has picked out the people we are supposed to live next to and love.
And so today when I lack… I will probably try to make things happens.  I will play my part but it is VERY IMPORTANT to remember that we ourselves do not make things happen.  Nor do we want to I think.  It is so much better when we wait and let God unfold our story.  God reminded me: ” You Do ! “
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10 comments on “You Do!

  1. Jackie

    Love your post. So many times I have looked back on God’s faithfulness and wondered at how often I forget to trust. Whenever I doubt, I must remind myself that He has always been faithful.

    1. MaddyChristine Hope Brokopp

      Just went over to your blog Jackie. Nice to meet you!! I am excited to read the wisdom of someone who’s been doing life longer than I have…

  2. Cheryl Wallace

    Hi Maddy, I will pray that God will give you patience. It is very hard to wait on God, sometimes. Just allow yourself to bask in His Glory and praise Him, even through the rough times. Whenever I cannot sleep, I turn to God and ask him who I should pray for. He always lays someone on my heart. God has awakened you for a reason, allow Him to speak to you.
    Love you

    1. MaddyChristine Hope Brokopp

      Thanks for your prayers Cheryl… Yes, the praying at night is a great ‘tool’.

  3. Vicky

    Such a great example of looking for God’s hand in our lives, even at times when it isn’t easily seen or felt. Remembering its always in His hands and we are the vessels to receive his gifts for us is something I have to be in tune with and reminded of over and over again. You write about this so beautifully! I pray you continue to find His gifts for you scattered throughout your hours, days, weeks ahead! Much love to you friend!

  4. sarahgirl3

    I so needed to hear this right now! I want to make things happen now and I just. Can’t. Yay for God’s timing!

  5. gastblogmarike

    love you 🙂