It’s funny to me how sometimes we think we have it figured out. Or maybe it’s just me. I think I have what I am supposed to “do” figured out. Before I know it I feel like I am in a Moses situation.
As I am reading through the Bible it strikes me how God works sometimes. For instance, the story of Moses going to Egypt. God calls him to go and tell Pharaoh to let His people go but in the end, God hardens Pharaoh’s heart. He called Moses to do something knowing full well the response would be adverse.
Recently I have been praying though some stuff. As I am praying asking God what if nothing changes, He gently reminds me that He didn’t ask me to have expectations, He asked me to pray. He then reminds me that the means by which He works is often times obedience.
In the end, it is still a matter of choosing to trust He is faithful and sovereign. The result could still be the opposite of what He asked me to pray and that be exactly what He wanted. He wants our hearts completely trusting Him. He doesn’t need my expectations or plans.
And while that is hard and sometimes painful, as my flesh is being sanctified, I grow thankful that He’s in control. I see my faith and trust inch along the growth scale. Though it may be painful I can help but think of Paul talking about the light and momentary affliction that won’t compare to the glory that’s gonna be revealed in Jesus. That is worth it in the end.