Dash of Sass: God’s Plan Vs. Our Plan
How many times do we get angry and upset with God, thinking He has forgotten us or is ignoring us or isn’t answering our prayer? Only to later look back and see how detrimental it would have been to us had He brought us the thing we were begging for and thought we couldn’t live without? We’re stuck down here in the details of everyday life, but God sees all. He sees the big picture. He knows where we’ve been and He knows where we’re going and He is never going to bring us anything that would be an impediment to His greater plan for our lives. For eight years I loved the same guy who kept flitting in and out of my life, never staying but never really fully going…and I would literally beg God to just make him mine once and for all or to remove him from my life all together. And for eight years that prayer remained seemingly unanswered. Until the day I stopped asking God for what I wanted and started asking Him “what do YOU want me to learn from this person and this experience?” Within a few months of my surrender and that prayer, the answer became clear and the guy was removed from my life and my heart (though the heart part has been a process) forever. So today I urge you to adjust your perspective a bit and maybe approach your prayers in a different way. Stop asking God for YOUR plan and start asking Him what HIS plan is as far as the situation you are praying about is concerned…and watch what happens. You can lean into God. You CAN trust Him. His plan may not be the one you would have chosen for yourself, but it is so much better than anything you could possibly imagine for yourself. Even if you can’t see it right now. He loves us far too much to let us settle for less than His best.