OUR WAYS ARE NOT HIS WAYS
SILLY MUSING ALERT!
Hmmm…It could have happened this way:
Jacob: Come on! Just a little peek, please! I’ll only be a minute…..Oh, hello! You look like a friendly one. Excuse me,… never mind! Hey! you stepped on my foot!... Don’t you ever stop? What are you anyway, robotic angels?
God: What is going on down there?
Jacob: Yes! God! Ouch!... These angels are mean! One stepped on my foot and another shoved me off the ladder. I asked nicely but they wouldn’t let me get up there!
God: It’s okay, calm down. I have great news for you! I will give you the land on which you stand. I will give it to you and your descendants. Also, I….
Jacob: Forgive me, Lord, but I have a fantastic idea! As You know, I am on the run, my brother wants me dead and that could happen anytime soon. I appreciate Your generosity but I would rather climb up now and be safe there with You forever.
God: You speak about now, but I am speaking about your future. HAVE FAITH! Your descendants shall be as the dust of the earth; you shall spread abroad to the west and to the east, to the north and to the south and in you and in your seed all the families of the earth shall be blessed. Behold….
Jacob: I am truly grateful, Lord, but I don’t care much about being blessed right now. I just want to be safe! Give my share to my descendants. Bless them! Let them spread from the west to the east and from the north to the south. Make them…
God (Father): (To Son and Holy Spirit) How does he expect to have any descendants if he comes to be with me now? Hmmm…I should have put him to sleep!”
On a serious note though, God always knows the bigger picture! He is waiting for us to get on board with HIS plan. He knows what lies ahead and how to help us walk in His ways, even in the little things!
Here is a good strategy for going the journey with God.
LISTEN, BELIEVE, TRUST, FOLLOW AND REPEAT!
LISTEN – What is God saying to you?
BELIEVE – If He said it, He meant it and He will bring it to pass.
TRUST – He not only meant it and is able to make it happen, but He will be with you every step of the way.
FOLLOW – Stay connected to Holy Spirit and follow every instruction as He gives it. There is a plan and He knows exactly how it is meant to unfold. He knows which way you are to go, when each move is to be made and what is to come.
REPEAT! – Go back to WHY you are doing what you are doing. What did God say to you? What is He saying now? This will help you maintain clarity, be encouraged and determined to finish well. Just keep this process on repeat and you will get there. So, Listen, Believe, Trust, Follow and Repeat!
“For My thoughts are not your thoughts, nor are your ways My ways,” declares the Lord. “For as the heavens are higher than the earth, So are My ways higher than your ways and My thoughts higher than your thoughts. For as the rain and snow come down from heaven, and do not return there without watering the earth, making it bear and sprout, and providing seed to the sower and bread to the eater, so will My word be which goes out of My mouth; It will not return to Me void (useless, without result), Without accomplishing what I desire, And without succeeding in the matter for which I sent it.” - (Isaiah 55:8-11, AMP)
Meditating on God’s truth in my lane and encouraging you in yours!