Ever play God?
I have. I always lose.
I was thinking about playing God recently when Marie and I were going through a wilderness valley and couldn’t see the end. We didn’t know what the outcome would be.
We were struggling with some decisions and some options for resolving our battle, but nothing came to mind. Nothing I could think of resolved anything.
Then, I thought to myself, “Why are you worrying over this? You can’t do anything to resolve this. You’re not helping.”
So I said, “God, this is your battle, not ours. We’ve struggled with this thing all day and we can’t see an end. You’re God and I’m not, so please handle this for us. Tell us what to do. We’re putting this in your hands.”
Now it doesn’t always happen this way, but literally, within a few hours God handed us a perfect resolution. The one He gave us. The one He had in mind for us. The resolution that would honor Him.
But He had to wait until we got out of His way. He couldn’t do His work, until we stopped trying to do His work for Him.
Trust in the Lord with all your heart. Lean not on your own understanding in all your ways acknowledge Him and He will make your paths straight. Proverbs 3:5-6 NIV
2 thoughts on “You are God and I’m not.”
THIS was awesome. Sometimes you post just the right thing that I need to hear!
I do have to admit that sometimes when you post several a day I don’t have time to read them ALL as they pop up one after another and I am worried that I am missing other great ones like this!
Diane, thank you. I am so blessed to hear that God has ministered to you with something He has given me to write. I have to admit I’m trying to build my traffic back up after such a long departure from blogging. But I appreciate your comment. I should just leave the numbers to God and write what He gives me. Thanks again for your faithful encouragement. You are truly a blessing to me. God bless.