We desperately want to hear from God.
We know the importance of being in His will,
The importance of being on the path He has laid out for us.
But how often we want to hear from Him on our schedule.
How often our souls struggle with being still,
How often our souls struggle with the wait.
We want answers,
We want direction,
And we want it on our terms.
We want it immediately,
We want it now.
So what do we do?
We take matters into our own, self-sufficient hands.
We cut corners; we take the shortcut that best serves our needs.
We selfishly squeeze a limitless God to fit into our limited box.
And before we know it,
We’re fooling ourselves into thinking our ideas are all part of His plan
when in reality, it’s just us taking the pencil out of the hands of The Creator,
boldly claiming we can write the story faster and better.
And no matter how smart we might be,
No matter how creative, how inventive,
No matter how successful and driven,
We will always fall short in comparison to the ways of the Lord.
Our own plans will always fall short in comparison to what He has for us.
So no matter how much our flesh may fight it,
I pray we can hold tight to the words of Proverbs 3:6-7,
“In all your ways submit to him,
and he will make your paths straight.
Do not be wise in your own eyes;
fear the LORD and shun evil.”
Friends, I pray for our obedience. I pray for our trust and belief that He is sovereign and in complete control of all the details of our lives, if we will just stop wrestling with Him and allow Him to be. I pray that we can muster the courage and the discipline to wait patiently, to be still, and to await His voice and direction knowing that He can do immeasurably more than all we ask or imagine.
Pieces of Jessika©