Sometimes I find that my perception of God needs a bit of alteration. I find that I am not consistent in my thinking or that I bought into something that shouts that I’m stuck on my ways instead of seeing them as His ways.
Example One: I found a prayer in one of my journals that asked God to protect me from deception. And at first, I was like, uh….what!? where were you God–why didn’t you step in and intervene and save the day? Except, the kicker here is that I wanted Him to intervene so that things would turn out how I wanted them. He DID protect me by allowing others to step in and walk with me. Things just looked different.
Example Two: I keep wanting to put lists, rules, and lines in areas of my life. But, then, I’m reminded…He wants me to fall in love with Him in such a way that life no longer feels like a list of do’s and don’ts but a crazy madly love that permeates all that I do to where each and every moment translates into an all relying on Him adventure both with Him and others!
Example Three: I found myself verbalizing frustration over waiting on God’s timing…yeah, sometimes I get frustrated. But, see, I kept thinking of Him as almost teasing or just not wanting to give me want I want. Though, really, no! That’s not it at all. He wants to wait to give me that amazing delicious tasting satisfying falafel instead of letting me settle for some not so tasty cheeseburger…
How about you? Do you need to adjust or alter some areas you translate your ways as God’s ways?