Resignation. When you see that word, what comes to mind? Quitting. Giving up. Taking a job and… well, you get it. After a while, the thought comes to mind as a father, as a husband, as an employee, as a child of God to resign and give it all up. Sometimes, we get to the point where we are completely overwhelmed with life and have thoughts like this, “if I give it all up then I can be just like everyone else…mediocre.” For some, mediocrity is a way of life and they know no different. You and I are called as Godly Daddies to be above and beyond average and mediocre.
Another definition of resignation is acknowledgment. In Proverbs 3, Solomon wrote to advise us “Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding but in all your ways acknowledge Him and He will direct your path” (Paraphrase mine). Imagine if you and I took a moment to have a resignation of the fact that God is completely and ultimately in control of every single situation that we are in. It’s a testimony to our children that if we can let God have it then it is settled for this season that He has already finished it. In the Word of God, it says that He knows the end from the beginning. I love how God knew already this situation that you’re fretting over…and He’s not shocked. What? How can a loving God…well, that’s what I hear? Here’s the thing though (just as a side note)- we are so quick to blame God for the trials in the world yet we kick Him out of everything we do. Come again? How often do you let God into your life to make decisions? How often do you allow God to give you wisdom before saying something? It is amazing that we point our finger at Him when all the things that go wrong in the world happen yet we don’t give Him the courtesy to do so.
God knows the end from the beginning. When we acknowledge that, we can resign ourselves to the fact that He is the ultimate Godly Daddy. He is the One who knows how to resolve the situation and to bring it to light. As I close this quick thought, I want to bring a great scripture to remembrance to you:
“Be Still….and know that I am God. I will be exalted among the nations, I will be exalted in the earth.”
Psalms 46:10 (ASV)
God is so confident in Himself…He already knows that He will be exalted in the earth and among the nations. That’s how confident that you and I should be in Him as we resign and acknowledge Him!