I just watched a video where a mom was ranting about her kids always telling her she’s going the wrong way or always wanting to tell her what she should be doing and how to do it. The mom is frustrated because she knows what she is doing and is wiser than they, but they won’t listen or just enjoy the ride.
Does that sound anything like the way we treat God sometimes? We want to tell Him how we think things should be. We want to let Him know how He is messing up as if we are wiser than He is.
It should be the other way around. We should be praying to God asking what He thinks the best move is. He is all knowing. He knows exactly how things should go.
We can sit back and enjoy the ride and not worry about the destination, if we would let God be God and follow His lead. Just like the kids in the video. They could sit back and enjoy, if they weren’t telling mom how to drive and where to go.
Oh, the depth of the riches of the wisdom and knowledge of God! How unsearchable his judgments, and his paths beyond tracing out!
Romans 11:33 NIV
The Lord works out everything to its proper end— even the wicked for a day of disaster.
Proverbs 16:4 NIV
Many are the plans in a person’s heart, but it is the Lord ’s purpose that prevails.
Proverbs 19:21 NIV
Do not be wise in your own eyes; fear the Lord and shun evil. This will bring health to your body and nourishment to your bones.
Proverbs 3:7-8 NIV
The thief comes only to steal and kill and destroy; I have come that they may have life, and have it to the full.
John 10:10 NIV