If you ask me…who is smarter, you or God? Of course I would say, God! But do I really believe that? Always? My actions would prove otherwise.
When I know what the right thing to do is, but then I choose a path that feels more comfortable…or EASIER….I am in effect saying: God I’m smarter than You.
I cringe at the thought of my own foolishness and pride.
His Word says:
Isaiah 55:8-9 8 “My thoughts are completely different from yours,” says the LORD. “And my ways are far beyond anything you could imagine. 9 For just as the heavens are higher than the earth, so are my ways higher than your ways and my thoughts higher than your thoughts. NLT
So why do I doubt? Why do I take the path of least resistance?
For me, it all boils down to trust. Do I really trust Him? Do I really believe that He has my best interest at heart?
So many times there is a bigger plan that I don’t see. I react and respond to the “here and now” situation instead of trusting that the Lord is at work in and through my life to bring Himself glory.
I can testify to the fact that choosing His ways, trusting Him completely (there is NO such thing as partial trust), and believing His Word that tells me of His incredible love for me…is the right way to live.
I want my life to be a reflection of His amazing love.
I have blown it, time and time again. And yet, if I will grab His hand, let Him pick me up, and dust me off…He will make beauty for ashes.
Isaiah 61:3 To all who mourn in Israel, He will give beauty for ashes, joy instead of mourning, praise instead of despair. For the LORD has planted them like strong and graceful oaks for His own glory. NLT
For His glory, not ours.
You are smarter than I, Lord help me to live a life that reflects how much I believe that!