Not My Way

As goofy as the title is, I think most can relate to it. How many times has something not worked out the way you wanted it to? Whether it was a relationship you were forcing to be something it wasn’t, or a job you thought you were going to hold for another decade, maybe even a health crisis came up that you didn’t expect to deal with.

It’s important to remember during these times that you aren’t forgotten. God isn’t surprised at your situation, and He is preparing something for you. Sometimes we try to force things to happen or we get frustrated when it isn’t what we wanted. But God has something much better for us when we trust Him to carry us through.

Look at Abraham. He was promised a son, and when he became impatient, he tried to make his own path by having a son with another woman. God didn’t forget the miracle he was to perform, but the impatient decision caused an effect that would have lifelong impacts.

God has a way of working things out for good. But we need to trust that He knows what He’s doing and that He hasn’t forgotten us. God sent Esther at the right time to save the Jews. He wasn’t surprised when Haman planned against His people.

It’s time to give God the credit. He knows what was said to you last week. He knows the people who betrayed you in that way. He knows the amount of time you spent crying yourself to sleep. But when things aren’t going our way, we have to believe that God has a plan, and He wants the best for us. We need to trust Him.

“The Lord is not slow in keeping his promise, as some understand slowness. He is patient with you, not wanting anyone to perish, but everyone to come to repentance.” -2 Peter 3:7

“He took him outside and said, ‘Look up at the heavens and count the stars -if indeed you can count them.’ Then he said to him, ‘So shall your offspring be.’ Abram believed the Lord, and he credited it to him as righteousness.” -Genesis 15:5-6

“You need to persevere so that when you have done the will of God, you will receive what he has promised.” -Hebrews 10:36

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