I want more for my friend than she wants for herself. I want her to be happy. I want her to be all that God designed her to be. I want her to live an abundant joy-filled life.
But her own choices are preventing her from becoming all that God hopes for her to be.
Why can’t she see that God’s plan is always the best?
Why can’t she see that His plan is not some religious mandate to be obeyed just for the sake of obedience but that His plan is the way for her to have richness of life?
And then I think about my own life… Why do I sometimes refuse to do life God’s way? Why can’t I see that God’s plan is always the best for me?
The answer is the same for all of us. In these situations, we think we know more than God. We think we know best.
Trust in the Lord with all your heart and do not lean on your own understanding. In all your ways acknowledge Him, and He will direct your paths. Do not be wise in your own eyes; Fear the Lord and turn away from evil. It will be healing to your body and refreshment to your bones. Proverbs 3:5-8
If you want your best life, ask yourself these four questions:
- Am I being deceived by sin and my own fleshly desires?
- Am I being proud, stubborn and self-willed?
- Do I believe God really knows what is best for me?
- Am I willing to do life God’s way?
Trust Him and choose wisely!
Become rooted and grounded in His love and watch Him do abundantly above all you can ask or even think in your own life! Ephesians 3
Dan Rockwell said:
It always seems easier and more convenient to “hope” for others. (Especially when I think I’ve arrived.)
Yes, for sure. But I do find the more grounded I am in His love for me, the more I can ‘hope’ for myself.