The other morning, I was running late on the way to the office. I was in the right lane to turn and there were 3 or 4 cars ahead of me. One car was about to turn, but in front of it there was an SUV waiting for an ongoing light to change. So, I said to myself:
- IF ONLY that chap had taken the middle lane, we could ALL make that light and be on our way!
- IF ONLY the car that is turning would move up just a bit – without leaving such a big gap in between, maybe the other driver would get the message!
- Well, IF ONLY… and I had many suggestions in my mind.
Then eventually, the car moved. As it did, I saw the reason for the big gap between the first two vehicles. The SUV was towing a long, low trailer!! That is why the second car could NOT move further forward. So, it dawned on me, that I had seen ONLY a part of the situation and what I had was a LIMITED VIEW! You see, I am a logical person and many of you are like me.
- But God sees ALL the facts of the matter. He has an AREAL VIEW!
- He responds to the situations in my life with clearer view than yours or mine.
- God sees far beyond our LIMITED VIEW!
So let us determine to trust Him with our decisions. Why even bother with the numerous alternate suggestions we usually have to offer? I am convinced that God is NOT waiting for my advice to run the universe!
Ephesians 3:20 (NRSV) “Now to him who by the power at work
within us is able to accomplish abundantly far more than all
we can ask or imagine.”
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