When He has a better idea…

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Yesterday my daughter was in the tub getting a bath before bedtime. She insisted on carrying her blanket into the bath with her. I had to pry it from her arms which, as you can guess, made her cry in protest. I tried to explain to her (she’s only 22months old) that her blanket could not go in the tub with her because then it would get wet and then she wouldn’t be able to sleep with it later. Her cries subsided and I then realized this lesson applies to me as well.

Sometimes God keeps us from doing things, or keeps things from happening to save us for a blessing later on. Sometimes we have to forfeit our “blanket” for a period of time because God knows that we wouldn’t want to sleep with a “wet blanket”!

My point is, God does things beyond our comprehension, but these things always have a bigger purpose!

There have been so many times just in the past six months where things have happened that left me bewildered. I thought, “God, what’s the plan for doing this?” I would be confused and almost feel as though God didn’t really know what He was doing. As time passes, God may reveal as to why He protected us from our own desires, and show us something even better.

Trust in the LORD with all your heart; do not depend on your own understanding. Proverbs 3:5

The problem is when we assume we know best, we are also assuming that God doesn’t. We need to reverse this thinking, take away our pride, and realize that God is all-knowing and all-powerful. Of Anyone, HE knows what’s going on. He knows our heart, what is best for us and what will help us grow.

Just as my daughter didn’t realize the repercussions of bringing her blanket into a bathtub, we don’t know the repercussions of our own desires. Let’s agree to stop seeking after what we think is right and fighting against God when He intervenes for us. Let’s be continuously walking in His Will, and make sure we recognize immediately when God is telling us “No, I have better plans”.

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