We can never out-think God.
Hi everyone. I’m Sherry Douglas with Heart-Song. Last week we discussed a Scripture that told us God can do a new thing that we can choose to embrace and then watch to see how He will make a way. I know that sometimes when things don’t go as I hoped, my first response can be to feel anxious. It’s the thought of the unknown and my lack of control that concerns me, even though at that moment I may not realize it. What about you? Do you also think you know best? Here’s the problem: that’s faulty thinking. We can never out-think God.
Of course, there is nothing wrong with wanting to make wise choices and plans. The problem comes when we try to take things into our own hands, and make something work the way we want. Because we want to control a situation, we may not embrace new opportunities. That can result in missing out on something that could be the absolute best for us and others. Philippians 4:13 says, “I can do all things through him who strengthens me.” Another version says, “Christ is the one who gives me the strength I need to do whatever I must do.” The Lord wants us to depend on him always, especially when things get tough and when things unfold differently than we imagined. The apostle Paul is the one who wrote that statement when he also said he had learned to be content in whatever circumstances he encountered. The same can be true of us. We can choose to allow God to give us the strength to relax and embrace change versus trying to manipulate circumstances to get our own way. We can choose to be content with whatever circumstances we encounter. In doing so, we may have the privilege of influencing someone else to think about how they react when change occurs. The next time unwanted change happens, let’s remember how Paul responded and imitate him. Live the way you want to be remembered!
See you next time.