What would you rather: your fallible, misguided, human expectations met? Or God’s perfect, timely Will to be done?
An actual question, I really asked myself this week.
Yesterday, I was on my way home with my mom from the city. We started talking about…ugh, my love life. Or lack of one rather. *cringes* And for about the millionth time, she told me that the only one who needed to change was myself and my attitude. “You need to give people a chance. Don’t discount them because they’re not X, Y or Z. Because they aren’t what you expected.”
After I wallowed for a bit–as per my usual M.O.–I started thinking to myself: I’ve been praying that the Lord would prepare me and provide for me in this area of my life, and that His will would be done–not mine. And then I heard Him speak directly to my heart and say, ‘See, I am doing that new thing (Isaiah 43:19) you’ve been asking and praying for, remember?’
And then I prayed.
I prayed that God would rid my heart of any and all ridiculous expectations I had of Him and my future (career, schooling, relationships, etc.).
I prayed that I would have a submissive heart to yield to His commands in obedience. First and foremost, regardless of marital status, my desire is to be a woman of God that hears and obeys the Lord’s calling in every area/stage of my life.
And lastly, I prayed that His will be done–not mine.
Because even though I might not see how He is working, I can rest assured that He is. And that He is working for my good.