We always talk about what God can do for us, and that’s all well and good, but why not think and talk about what God can to through us if we just Open ourselves to him, and let him lead. Many times we want to be in control, and do it our way, or do what We think should be done, without asking Him what should be done, or how he wants it done.
Many times when things don’t go the way we want it to go, we blame God, and say he didn’t do his job, when in fact we were doing a job that wasn’t ours to do in the first place. Many times we get angry with God because he’s not answering our prayers, but we have already envisioned the way in which God is supposed to answer our prayers, and he has a different vision as to how he’s going to answer. We get angry and impatient because we want to see things happen right away, when God is trying to do something even greater that we can’t see.
Let’s open our eyes to what God is doing, and try to see the bigger picture. Let’s not have tunnel vision, and try to put God in a box. When we do that, we limit God. That box is too small for him, and he doesn’t like being put in that box.
Just remember, there are times that what we want may not be the Best that God has for us. What we want is mediocre compared to what God is doing, and what he has for us. Let’s learn to Trust in Him, and to not lean on our own understanding. His ways are greater than our ways, and we may not always understand correctly what he’s doing.
Proverbs 3:5-6 Trust in the LORD with all thine heart; and lean not unto thine own understanding. In all thy ways acknowledge him, and he shall direct thy paths.