Eventually, we all find ourselves in a life we didn’t plan.
None of us end up with everything we thought we would have when we were young.
Our lives are not entirely within our control.
Most parts of our lives are not in our control although we have the illusion that we have all the power.
When that happens –when you find that the path you thought your life would have is not the path you’re on– you have two choices: let your anger about not getting your way come between you and God or letting it drive you closer to the Lord.
“It does not matter how great the pressure is. What really matters is where the pressure lies — whether it comes between you and God, or whether it presses you nearer His heart.”
-J. Hudson Taylor
We can’t help be somewhat disappointed when our hopes and dreams are not met.
But, we can trust God.
Remember the story of Job.
God’s faithfulness is written on the pages of your Bible and the pages of time.
I have seen –many times– the results of a tested faith. Sometimes, rather than throw themselves on God’s grace, people walk away from their faith.
This seems to be one of the ways that God separates the true believers from the false.
Are you willing to truly follow God no matter what -abandon all for Him?
No matter how hard life gets?
Suffer for Him?
Die for Him?
Is knowing God worth no matter what may come your way?
If you can’t emphatically say yes, then you need to do some soul-searching.
We are called to forsake all for Jesus.
If you truly love Him, truly understand how great He is, how undeserving you are of Him, then even suffering for Him will be worth it.
Just to know Him –it is the greatest honor this universe can ever offer: this knowing of God Almighty.
If He alone isn’t enough to satisfy you, perhaps you don’t understand Him.
If we truly understood just how wonderful he is, we would never give a second thought to if He was worthy of our entire devotion.
Hope in Him.
Trust in Him.
“Occasionally weep deeply over the life you hoped would be. Grieve the losses. Then wash your face. Trust God. And embrace the life you have.” -John Piper
You are safe in His hands.