There was an anecdote about the great legendary actor Charlton Heston who played the part of Moses in the classic movie, “The Ten Commandments”.
Story goes that when the director asked Heston to ride a chariot in one racing scene in the movie, the actor tried to beg off from the scene saying that he isn’t a good rider and that he has no chances of winning the race.
The director patted him on the back and said, “Just focus on riding the chariot. I’ll take care of making sure you win the race.”
Isn’t it the same thing when it comes to our own relationship with God?
We often complain that we don’t have what it takes to reach our dreams, or that there are so many obstacles on our way, or that God is asking for the impossible from us.
For a change, why don’t we just focus on “riding the chariot” and let God take care of making sure we “win the race”? In other words, let’s faithfully do our part and just let God do His.
Just focus being the best employee you can be and let God take care of your promotion.
Just focus on conducting your business with efficiency and integrity, and let God take care of the profits.
Just focus on serving well your constituents, and God will take care of your re-election.
Just focus on being faithful to your mission, and God will take care of the expansion of your ministry.
In a conversation I had with one of my spiritual mentors, he said to me:
If it’s God’s will for you, it will happen no matter what others do. If it isn’t, then it will never happen no matter what you do. So relax and just do your part…And leave the results to God!
I have the same advice for you! Be at peace!
I remain, your brother in Christ,