Because of our business, we must occasionally call upon officials in local government. It takes months of planning, lawyers, and lots of paperwork because of the bureaucracy and hurdles they require. One component that most people leave out of the equation is prayer! When you call upon God and involve him in every step, you can be sure that the outcome is part of his will. What makes it even better is when the actions you take with God’s help are approved, you get no opposition from the community and a unanimous vote in your favor from the county commissioners! Not only that, but the county planners had recommended denial! Thankfully the outcome was what we wanted, but if it hadn’t been, we would know that God had a more excellent plan that we were not privy to see. Sometimes we go about living and forget to include God in the details; he wants us to involve him in the process. Wouldn’t it be great if we became so obsessed with God that we couldn’t tie our shoes without including him? I think a good portion of our anxiety would diminish, and we would be at peace even when everything seems chaotic. Pray and trust God; he always has our best interest at heart.
do not be anxious about anything, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God. And the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus. Philippians 4:6-7