“My thoughts are completely different from yours,” says the Lord. “And my ways are far beyond anything you could imagine. 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.” (Isaiah 55: 8, 9)
Why is it so hard to just trust God to go with his own thoughts and ways? I know mine are tiny and limited. If I need a bill paid, my thoughts are so simple: I have a bill. Bills get paid with money. I need money. I can get money from …. But we have a God whose has unlimited resources and whose creativity is absolutely unfathomable. I have a tiny checklist of options, and he has all of creation to work with! I make God so small. And when I make him small, it tends to make him about as useful as I am. And if he’s no more useful than I am, what’s the point in even having him around? Essentially, I put Him in a tiny box that I can carry around and say, “Yep. I’ve got him!”
What if I were to let him loose to do what he wanted – without any suggestions from me? What if I were to give him “permission” to show off? What if I were to start expecting the Red Sea to part instead of asking God to misdirect the Egyptian army?
How different my life would look if I quit imaging solutions and gave up offering suggestions! What an amazing testimony my life could be if I let God do what he wanted instead of limiting him.