I told my little brother the other day that we would make oatmeal-raisin cookies. We got out everything, started mixing stuff up in the bowl. He added the sugar, I added the raisins. He added the oatmeal, I added the vanilla. We were doing great! He wanted the giant cookies, I tried to talk him out of it. He said “It’s summer time. Live a little.” Well, we made 8 big cookies, when we could’ve made 16 small cookies. I put them in the oven, and I turned the light on for him to watch them bake. He was so excited until he realized that we had to bake them longer than the expected 10 min. He rushed me at 5, 8, and 10 min. to take them out. I explained to him that they had to stay in about 8 min. longer because they were so big. How often do we want to rush God to take us to our destination before it’s His time?
God has so many wonderful, BIG plans for us. (Jeremiah 29:11) They may not seem big or great to you, but since they are God’s plans, by default, they are bigger and greater than yours because He knows what’s best. (For just as the heavens are higher than the earth, so my ways are higher than your ways and my thoughts higher than your thoughts. Isaiah 55:9) Things may seem out of control, but God knows what He is doing. Bishop T. D. Jakes said ”God will give you directions that doesn’t make sense to your senses.” (from a recent sermon on “Destiny Decisions”)
Be patient. Wait on the Lord to show you and lead you to what He wants. He is working out His plan for your life. Let Him. Psalms 138:8 says “The LORD will work out his plans for my life–for your faithful love, O LORD, endures forever. Don’t abandon me, for you made me”. You chose to trust Him with your life when you accepted Jesus as your Savior and confessed Him as Lord. (Romans 10:9) Why not wait on God to move in every area of your life? What’s the rush?
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