I was in the car this morning, listening to Kari Jobe, and I was simply talking with God. Usually when I’m driving, I’m praising God of all the goodness that he has done but this time it was different.
For the first time in my life, I asked God, “Why not MY Will? Why not MY plan?” Usually I am very optimistic about God’s plans for my life. I guess for the first time in my life, things just were not going my way. I like to be in control of things– which is something I am definitely working on; it is definitely a trait that can hurt yourself and others. For the first time, I had no control. Anxiety and fear began to creep in and my faith began to diminish. With little faith, it becomes really hard to see the light at the end of the tunnel. Fear and anxiety take over your mentality and blur your vision, which is exactly what the devil craves to see.
So why not my will? Well you see, God is HUGE. God is so mysterious and wondrous. I would like to think my plan was the correct plan but God knows everything. God’s plan for me, us, is greater than we can ever imagine.
It is quite funny actually, I always tell my best friend, “Trust in God, He knows what He is doing and everything happens for a reason.” Well right now, I’m finding it hard to even take my own advice. See, when we are in the midst of fear, anxiety, and sadness, it blurs our thoughts. It’s hard to think straight.
But God says, “Give me all of your fears, anxiety, and sadness… because I conquered it all already.” What little faith I have sometimes. To think God does not have everything under control. To think my plan is greater and better than His. How silly.
Darkness is always coming to distort our emotions, which is why we should always prepare. It is so hard to see what God is doing in the moments where we feel so hopeless, but imagine how much joy we will encounter once we see why we went through those dark times.
Our plan is not always God’s plan and we need to be ready to have faith that His plan is much better for us in the end.
“The pain that you have been feeling, can’t compare to the JOY that is coming.”
I am not sure what you are going through today, but I hope this encouraged you in some way or another.
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