Isn’t it nice when you are invited to an event in which you have no responsibilities except to show up? For instance, if you got an invitation to dinner at the White House, it’s not going to be a potluck. You can arrive, excited and expectant, to enjoy the food, flowers, entertainment and atmosphere knowing that someone else took care of all the work to make it wonderful and enjoyable.
I sometimes think God wants us to relax that same way as we make our spiritual journey through life. In fact, here’s what his Word says in Jude 24: “Now to Him who is able to keep you from stumbling, and to make you stand in the presence of His glory blameless with great joy…”
I’m not suggesting that we take our spiritual walk lightly or that we have a laissez-faire or cavalier attitude about God. I am suggesting however, that we remember that God is more than able in the task of bringing our life to a successful conclusion.
He can keep us from stumbling. He wants us to trust him to do the job. We may want to micro-manage things but the truth is we won’t do as good a job as he does. Also, we won’t be able to relax and enjoy the abundance he has given us if we worry and take responsibility over our own spiritual progress.
Consider the scripture from Jude an invitation to trust the Savior in new ways. Show up for the party; he’ll handle the details. You can relax; the rest is on him.