I was having a conversation with God yesterday morning when He said, “Anne, you are becoming a drama queen.” Naturally I was shocked. I am so not a drama queen. I defended myself, “God, I am not dramatic. I am frustrated. I’m spinning my wheels here. You gave me the idea for a lovely book, Angel Bumps, and I’m trying to share it with people to comfort them.”
“And?” He replied matter of fact.
“And You forgot to give me a marketing gene when you sent me to this earth. It costs thousands and thousands of dollars, which I don’t have at this moment, for a marketing campaign.”
“This is not amusing, God. It’s making me use bad language, pound my fists on my writing desk, and cry.”
“Oh! I do see that,” He said, making me feel guilty. “You’ve developed quite a vocabulary.”
“Anne, my dear, I am trying to give you lessons in being creative. I skipped the marketing gene and replaced it with one huge creative gene. It would serve you better. You need to get silent and let things flow. Life is like a stream. Don’t be a boulder in the middle of the creek that divides the flow. Let the stream flow naturally.”
“So, You think I should sit beside the stream and watch it flow to help with my creativity?” I asked hoping for some guidance.
“No! I want you to float down the stream. Feel the water carry you through the curves. Relax into it and know that all is well.” I felt tears begin to sting. My shoulder dropped from my ears. I could relax in faith. There was no need to worry.
He didn’t mention a tube to float, like a lazy river, but I sure did.
At that moment I decided to let God take the reins of my life. I calmed at His words. He made so much sense. I suggested He might want to be my coach. He chuckled again.
I am officially handing over my reins to God today. Lead the way and I will follow.
Giddy up, God.