The eyes of the Lord range throughout the earth to strengthen those whose hearts are fully committed to Him. 2 Chron. 16:9
Mary’s response to the annunciation (see Luke 1:46-55) is one of joy, humility and surrender. She does not dwell on the problems she will face as an unwed mother. Instead, her song focuses on what God has done for her. Clearly, she has practiced trusting God with the big events of her life while exercising obedience in her daily life. Therefore, when God calls, she is ready.
Most successful people testify that there’s no substitute for being ready when opportunity knocks. If our heart’s desire is for a fruitful life, the first lesson we must learn is to be occupied with our part and trust God with His. God doesn’t ask us to bring about the opportunities. That’s His department, and He’s very good at it. Instead, He looks for people who are surrendered to Him. If we practice trust and obedience in the simple, day-to-day activities that make up our lives, we’ll be ready when God presents a new phase of ministry. We can trust Him to bring it to pass.
Lord, forgive me for the times I’ve worried about Your design for my life, while neglecting the simple things You’ve asked me to do. Thank You that You are able to prepare me perfectly for Your plans for me.