Welcome to today’s Faithful Friday post. Boy, did this one ever hit me today!
Once again, being completely transparent, I am a planner. I am also someone who loves to control things, especially if it involves plans. Goals? I want to know what they are, how we are going to get there, what it is going to take, and most importantly, what it will look like when we reach it.
There’s only one problem, and it’s a big one.
Where is God in all of that? Where is His plan? What does His will have to do with MY will? Um. Usually nothing. Or at least that used to be the case.
I want answers. I want to see the end game. I want to know, know, know. But God doesn’t work that way. Luke 8:17 says,
“For nothing is hidden that will not become evident, nor anything secret that will not be known and come to light.”
If we believe God for who He is and for always being true to His word and promises, then that would mean we need to have faith and trust that at the proper time (His and not ours), everything will be revealed. They do say “patience is a virtue” and that is certainly something I am working on, but you know what? Maybe it’s not so much about patience. Maybe it comes down to how much am I truly willing to give up? How much am I willing to “walk the walk” and be real with God? Have I truly handed everything over to Him to handle, or am I still clinging to that last bit of control and getting in my own way and His?
The past two weeks have been crazy. Things have not gone the way I had planned. Ah! There is the key. The way I planned. And guess what? My plans were in disarray and got completely messed up, some by no fault of my own. But God knew exactly how these two weeks would turn out. He knew my daughter would get sick. He knew my husband’s work schedule would be all over the place. He knew that a bill that should have only gone through next month, went through a month early. He knew all that. I didn’t. I feel like hitting my head against the wall sometimes, but then I have to ask myself, “Why do I keep getting in my own way and God’s way?”
I’m pretty sure that’s clear and it has to stop. It is definitely the one area that God has been working on with me over the last year. So now I am going to continue to do what Miss Clara from War Room said, to plead with God and get out of His way! I can’t just do that one day and not the next. I have to do it every day. Sometimes every hour. Whatever it takes to let God do what only He can do.
Are there areas that you are trying to control and not seeing any results or answers from God? Pray on this today and over the next few days. Ask, or plead, with God for Him to reveal Himself and His plan for you. Ask Him to show you those places where change needs to happen.
He will answer. Have faith.