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Wednesday, June 14, 2017

Giving God Control

In review of Isaiah 55:8-9 it says, “My thoughts are not your thoughts, nor are your ways My ways, says to the Lord. For as the heavens are higher than the earth, so are my ways higher than your ways, and my thoughts than your thoughts.’

Bottom Line:
God doesn’t think and act the way we would.

What this means to me:
God’s thoughts are not my thoughts, neither are my ways his ways. As the heavens are higher than the earth, so are God’s ways and thoughts higher than mine.

It would be foolish to act as if I knew what God was thinking and planning. While I may have a general sense, His knowledge and wisdom is far greater than mine. In addition, it is also foolish for me to try to fit God into my mold, to make his plans and purposes conform to mine. Instead, I must strive to fit into his plans for me.

What I find is that when I pray and ask for something, He won’t always answer on my timetable. Sometimes He says “yes,” sometimes He says “no,” and sometimes He says “wait or slow.” Regardless, it is wise for me seek His will for my life.

He is the Alpha and the Omega, the one who sees the beginning from the end. I need to give Him the opportunity to work something in my life that is so fantastic, there will be no doubt that it was Divine intervention.

When I face giants, and it feels victory is far away; my best course of action is to continue doing what I know I should do and stand firm in the promises found in God’s Word. I should ask God to take over. Then, as I follow His mandates, I’ll be in the right position for Him to intervene on my behalf. He can turn my problem inside out and bring a resolution so complete that my mind won’t be able to grasp the awesomeness of His plan.

My resources are incredibly limited. Why would I want to hold God to my standards. I shall seek His face and thank Him for the answer that is already on the way. He has the perfect solution already lined up.