The LORD directs our steps, so why try to understand everything along the way? -Proverbs 20:24 NLT
My wife and I have been in a season of life where we are asking God regularly, “What are you doing with our lives? Where do you want us to go? Lead us!”
It’s been a long and challenging journey, often feeling alone and bewildered. Some things that God has revealed through this challenging process is our need to maintain an attitude of dependence on Him. We don’t get to know where He is taking us, but if we say we trust Him, then we get the joy of sitting back and not fearing. The fact that we are anxious about it shows that we don’t trust Him or we don’t believe that He is fully good. Sometimes I catch myself thinking that my plans will have a better outcome than His; which really makes me out to be a stubborn teenager all over again, believing that I know more than my parents.
Do you know more than God? Can you rest in the faith that the Creator of the universe has more in store for you than you could ever prepare for yourself with your tiny mind and little hands?
Indeed, if we consider the unblushing promises of reward and the staggering nature of the rewards promised in the Gospels, it would seem that Our Lord finds our desires, not too strong, but too weak. We are half-hearted creatures, fooling about with drink and sex and ambition when infinite joy is offered us, like an ignorant child who wants to go on making mud pies in a slum because he cannot imagine what is meant by the offer of a holiday at the sea. We are far too easily pleased. -CS Lewis, Weight of Glory