“Oh, how great are God’s riches and wisdom and knowledge! How impossible it is for us to understand his decisions and his ways. For who can know the Lord’s thoughts? Who knows enough to give him advice? And who has given him so much that he needs to pay it back? For everything comes from him and exists by his power and is intended for his glory. All glory to him forever. Amen.” – Romans 12: 33-36
So, as someone with the tendency to be a know it all, I tend to find myself trying to give God advice about my life. Sharing recommendations about “next steps”. I mean, honestly, the list goes on. Like how does that even sound……..? Giving our Creator advice. Chile. A whole mess. Lol.
Honestly, as I was studying this scripture text, the reality of its truth still took some time to digest. I don’t know if it’s because of my human nature to fall prey to convenient amnesia or if I’m still a victim of walking by sight, instead of by faith. Or maybe it’s the lack of understanding of the character of God. Learning His character, thus giving me no option but to trust Him. Infinite wisdom. Infinite knowledge. Or possibly, is it the analytical side of me, seeking to understand an end from the beginning? Wanting to connect the dots with my limited human understanding?
I honestly believe it’s a bit all each of these. Regardless, the truth remains. God is so much bigger. It’s just who He is. The gift is that we get to trust Him. We can give Him nothing, though He has given us everything.
That’s the gift. The gift of staying in our own lane. Moving in the direction He has created for us, or the one that He’s gracing us through due to our flawed decision-making. The good news, He knew and had a plan EITHER WAY! We get to rest and know that He has established our end from our beginning. His hand has played a part in each detail of our life. And guess what? He didn’t need our help to do it. Not even a little bit.
This gift is just a decision He has made based on who He is, regardless of who we are. Existing in our lane, learning His character in order to trust Him and knowing that He’s got us. Understanding that there’s nothing we can do to make Him love us any less. Nothing.
Beautiful. Wonderful. Marvelous. Just who He is.
I hope we can find ourselves in a quiet and honest space of transparency with Him. There He is able to remove the arrogance from our hearts and replace it with a space of thankfulness. Of Gratitude. Of trust. In Him. He’s not like us. He’s so much better. So much bigger.
In what area are you struggling to stay in your lane today?
Love you, friends.
Yours, but more importantly, His,