My friend Lanell sent me this email today. I can't get it out of my head. Those of you who really know me(and you know who you are)...know that patience is not one of my virtues. I try so hard but, I want what I want NOW!!! We all know the reality is, none of us are in control. I need to learn how to scoot over from behind the steering wheel and let God drive. I should probably give him the keys too!!!
Thanks Lanell for the inspiring email. I love you Lanell!!!
Trust God to Do it His Way
"As the heavens are higher than the earth, so are My ways higher than your ways and My thoughts than your thoughts"
(Isaiah 55:9, NIV)
TODAY'S WORD from Joel and Victoria
Every person has things they're believing for, situations they want to see changed, and dreams God has placed in their hearts. But sometimes, we try to figure out how it's all going to happen. If we're not careful, we'll put God in a box and try to tell Him how to do it, when to do it, and where to do it. Today's scripture tells us that God's ways are not our ways. They are higher and better than our ways.
If you don't get your way, if things don't happen on your timetable, instead of getting discouraged, why don't you believe that God has something better in store? Just because it doesn't happen your way doesn't mean it's not going to happen. Remember, God has a plan. He's got it all figured out. Don't limit Him by trying to get it done your way. Instead, simply say, "God, I'm trusting You. I know You have my best interest at heart. And even if I don't get my way, I'm going to stay open and believe that You're still directing my steps into the abundant life You have for me."