When I reflect upon Lent, I don’t think about giving something up, like I did was when I was younger. But instead, I want to take some type of action that will bring me closer to God. I can recall a talk I once heard on the amazing peace that will be bestowed upon us when we make ourselves available to God. The question for me this Lent is, “Do I make myself available to God all of the time?” I would like to think so, right? But the truth of the matter is, that even though I want to be open to God at all times, I am not. Most of the time, I feel like I need to be in control of my life in order to be happy. This isn’t true. God is the Creator, and He knows what is best for me. He has the plan for me, before I even wake up to start my day. Some of us have a habit to pray when we are in need, but then, when we are granted the answer to our prayer, we slowly allow ourselves to become less available to the Lord. This Lent, I want to be open to God. I want God to see that my arms are open, my mind is focused, and my heart is capable – ready to take on His mission. My goal is to be 100% available at all given moments of my day. We never know whom God could pick for His next mission. Could it be you?