Do you enjoy failing? Do you like to lose when you play games? If you answered yes to any one of those questions- this post is not for you! I do not like either of those things. Our question for today and the last of this Questions series is, “What if it doesn’t work out?”
What if I obey God and things do not work out?
Isaiah 55:8-9 says, ““For My thoughts are not your thoughts, and My ways are not your ways,” says the Lord. “For as the heavens are higher than the earth, so are My ways higher than your ways, and My thoughts than your thoughts.”
I have realised that in my journey with God, what I see as “not working out” may be totally working out for God. We looked at the story of the birth of Jesus recently, it looked messy but it was perfect.
When we say something is not working out, sometimes we are comparing with what we saw happening in someone else’s life. God has plans for us individually. We must never compare our journey with someone else’s journey. There is only one you. Your story will be unique and different.
When God asks us to do something, He does not tell us His whole game plan. We know in part (see 1 Corinthians 13:9). We only know a little bit which is our part, our one piece in a very big puzzle. God is putting together a very beautiful picture but our obedience may just be one small misshapen piece which doesn’t look like much to us but would otherwise make the picture incomplete if it were missing. So what we may perceive as not working may actually be totally working.
God’s thoughts and methods are different to ours. Let us trust Him, even when it all comes crashing down. We must have faith that He is working all things together for our good. He will work it out. He is always setting us up for success and victory in every area of life.
Step out in faith and leave the rest up to God.
Love and blessings,