“If we are really, always, equally ready to do whatsoever the King appoints, all trials and vexations arising from any change in His appointments, great or small, simply do not exist. If He appoints me to work there, shall I lament because I am not to work here? If He appoints me to work indoors today, am I to be annoyed because I am not to work out~of~doors? If I meant to write His messages this morning, shall I grumble because He sends interrupting visitors, rich or poor, to whom I am to speak or how kindness for His sake? If all my members are really at His disposal, why should I be put out if today’s appointment is some simple work for my hands or errands for my feet instead of some seemingly more important duty for my head or my tongue?
Before you venture away from this quiet moment, ask your King to take you wholly into His service, and place all hours of this day quite simply at His disposal, and ask Him to make and keep you ready to do just exactly what He appoints. Never mind about tomorrow; one day at a time is enough. Try it today, and see if it is not a day of strange, almost curious peace, so sweet that you will be only too thankful when tomorrow comes, to ask Him to take it also ~ till it will become a blessed habit to hold yourself simply and “wholly at Thy commandment” for any manner of service.
Then will come, too, an indescribable and unexpected sense of freedom and a total relief from the self~imposed bondage of “having to get through” what we think lies before us. By thus being ready, moment by moment, for whatsoever He shall appoint, we realize very much more that we are not left alone, but that we are dwelling with the King for His work.”
~Frances Ridley Havergal from the book Seasons of the Heart