“Trust in the LORD with all thine heart; and lean not unto thine own understanding.
In all thy ways acknowledge him, and he shall direct thy paths.” – Proverbs 3:5-6
It’s said that George Muller, anointed evangelist, and founder, of the Ashley Down Orphanage in Bristol, England, once waited on a dock for a special chair to be delivered. He had a bad back and needed the chair for his ocean voyage. When departure time came and it still hadn’t arrived, his friends offered to buy him one. But Muller said, “Either God will provide, or He will give me the grace to do without.” Then, just like that, the chair arrived right on time!
I admit I have been guilty, many times, of getting ahead of God. Oftentimes, when things aren’t done when we want them done, we began to lean on our own understanding, our ideas, our plans, and think that God is supposed to align himself with our agenda. Friends, it doesn’t work that way. Every time we try to do things our way, we end up spinning our wheels and never accomplishing God’s perfect will for our lives.
God always sets the schedule. It’s up to us to trust Him, get in line with His plan, and simply follow. The old hymn goes like this, “Trust and obey, for there’s no other way to be happy in Jesus, but to trust and obey.”
Let’s put aside our plans and our agendas, and ask God to take control of our lives. We can’t imagine what God will do if we will just get out of His way.