The Lord of the Loose Ends
When we say, "I am at loose ends" we are really saying that our life is not in control. Insecurities, being anxious, generally drives us tighten our grip. That is a dangerous spot. The Lord never intended for us to be in control. The more we give away control of our time, talent and treasure, the more the Lord can multiply the impact of our lives. Jesus is our example. He had the margin to be interrupted by anyone. He owned nothing for Himself.
It is the Lord alone that has the authority to take charge of our lives. We are not our own. We are bought with a price. It is a power struggle. We want to exercise our will and manipulate God to achieve our goals and control people and organize circumstances for our convenience. The Lord does not engage us at that level.
Instead, He asks us to do something that we cannot do without the power of the Holy Spirit by faith. For without faith, without risking something for God, it is impossible to please Him. It is a risky business not to please Him. It is a risky business not to risk something for God.
Prayerfully engage God in something big. Something you cannot do on your own. See if he is not good to multiply your efforts, 30, 60, 100X, maybe by 5000. For indeed we have a big God.
Nelson Malwitz, Finishers Project Founder, June 2009