Nail on the Head

I ran across this prayer today by Henri Nouwen – It pretty much hits the nail right on the head when I think back over my life – I was hung on the first two sentences !!! But also understood what the Lord was speaking to my heart,,,, I was full of Pride and Arrogance.

We can’t have it both ways,,,, either we spend/waste our life trying to be in control and the master of our destiny thus reaping what we sow — but — we never fulfill the deepest desires of our heart.

We need to surrender and open our hands to receive God’s gift of love -You will never regret taking his hand !!!

Dear God,

I so much want to be in control. 
I want to be the master of my own destiny. 
Still I know that you are saying: 
“Let me take you by the hand and lead you. 
Accept my love
and trust that where I will bring you, 
the deepest desires of your heart will be fulfilled.” 
Lord, open my hands to receive your gift of love.