It takes simple trust, simple child like faith to believe that God, our Father, loves us and wants to bring good things to our life. And we can trust Him, He is faithful. Yet it’s this simple trust that we have a hard time with.
We get concerned with missing God’s will. Concerned with His timing. Concerned with our position. Concerned with what others seem to be doing, or getting, or their seeming success. We too easily become overly concerned with some of the people God has put in our life, and instead of trusting God, we take over because we want to be in control.
With the right amount of religious speak, we can hide our self-obsession of doing what we want, when we want, of being absorbed in our own plans. We can make our plans look like God opportunities. We can even convince ourselves of our altruism. But the problem is we won’t see God right in front of us–we miss God, Romans 9:32.
Often we run ahead with our own plans because God’s will does not make sense. We may have reason to question and doubt what He is doing. Circumstances and people around us give us reason to question and doubt.
Often we we run ahead with our plans because we fail to recognize God is building spiritual muscle in us, but we want to short cut the process because it takes too long, and it can be a painful process of dying to self; we don’t like dying.
Simple trust in Him requires that we step back, relax, and give Him control.
Simple trust requires our very quick and willing obedience to Him.
It requires that we see God at work in our life. That is, we continue to look for His involvement in every situation, every person, every relationship–even the difficult ones: every burden, every criticism, when we are loved and honored, when we are treated badly, or dishonored. If we see it all as coming from Him, and keep our eyes on Him, He becomes responsible for the outcomes. He will turn it all around for our good, Romans 8:28.
If we simply embrace what He is doing, straightening out our lives and putting us on a track moving steadily toward Him, we find ourselves right in the very center of His will, Romans 9:30.
God’s will is not a hit-or-miss thing dependent on what we do or don’t do but a sure thing determined by His decision, flowing steadily from His initiative, Romans 9:11 (MSG).
We can trust God, He is faithful. He made the plans for our life. He set them in motion. We just need to keep our eyes on Him, keep listening to HIs every word, keep obeying, stay in the place He has put us, and simply trust.