Our journey with God continues to surprise us. The reason is mainly because I try to get ahead of God with the plan. God has better plans and I have had to surrender many times to His purposes. It is hard and stretching to be in that place. As a parent I have to tell my children not to do certain things because it will harm them. They often tell me to “chill out” only in nicer terms than that because they seem to know what will happen. Of course you will be shocked to learn that often the results of their disobedience is the very thing I was trying to help them avoid. Would I ever do that?
The thing is there is struggle in the process of obedience because on the surface I see one thing and underneath God knows what is best. We are not given the whole plan. We are given the option to trust. This works out fine when you look at who God is.
“Oh, the depth of the riches of the wisdom and knowledge of God. How unsearchable his judgments, and his paths beyond tracing out!” Who has known the mind of the Lord? Or who has been his counselor?” – Romans 11:33-34
Thank you God for calling us, using us, and going before us. We are so grateful to be a part of your story!