Do you want it done your way—or done right? You call in the experts—then tell them how to do the job: Don’t measure it like that; make the rows wider; you didn’t dig deep enough; you dug too deep; it’s not ready to pour.
You wanna′ do this?
Even though God is omniscient, that doesn’t stop us from giving Him a long laundry list of detailed instructions on how we want our prayers answered. How ridiculous is that? It says in Isaiah 55:8-9: For my thoughts are not your thoughts, neither are your ways my ways, saith the LORD. 9 For as the heavens are higher than the earth, so are my ways higher than your ways, and my thoughts than your thoughts.
Whose brain can decode the mind of God?
There is no way we can even come close to telling a sovereign God how to do His job right. And when we find ourselves trying to do just that, we are letting Him know that our trust is conditional; our leaning is restricted; and our faith is superficial. So the question is:
Do we trust God to do it right?
Because God’s methods can be challenging, we bypass His solutions and come up with our own answers. I can remember times when I thought I had the right answers; however, I couldn’t tell the right answers if they had hit me in the face. After I made a mess of things, I had to call for cleanup.
Cleanup on aisle Paulette!
Something to think about: The worst possible outcome that we could ever imagine, might be the best outcome.
But the good news is, when God does the job, we are not left alone to figure things out; we have the grandeur of Him working on our behalf. We can exchange worry for rest, turmoil for peace, and doubt for certainty. But, when we allow our egotistical-narcissistic nature to direct our steps, the consequences that we cause become our burden to bear.
Oh by the way, don’t fret about all the unjust that’s going on in the world. God has done His job so well that He sits back and laughs at the wicked. Amuse yourself and read Psalm 37; especially verses 1-2, 14 and 15 and see the plans Omnipotent has for the unjust.
We might kick, scream, and cry, but we can be for sure with God—
It will be done right!
See you next week on Paulette Talks Faith.
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