My greatest desire is for the safety of my children. I can do many things to help them toward this goal, things like making them wear bicycle helmets and seat belts, or teaching them about strangers, but in the end there is nothing I can do to keep them safe from cancer, car accidents, kidnappers, or just plain old bad things. Only God can do that.
It's like my life as a writer. I can control only certain aspects of my "career". I can polish my writing skills, edit my words to perfection, study the current book markets, and send my manuscripts out--but I cannot control whether an editor rejects or accepts my work. I do all I can, but in the end the outcome is not really my decision to make.
What is your greatest desire? Are you pulling the load on your own? Is it too heavy for you? Give it to God; he will carry it for you.
Psalm 46: 1-3
God is our refuge and strength, a very present help in trouble. Therefore will not we fear, though the earth be removed, and thouh the mountains be carried into the midst of the sea. Though the waters thereof roar and be troubled, though the mountains shake with the swelling thereof. Selah.