Have you ever felt like you knew what would be best for you but it just didn’t work out? I mean you knew that if you got that job or if you could take that vacation that it would make your life so much better but yet you just can’t seem to make it happen.
It is our natural tendency to think that we are able to make plans for ourselves. At every stage of life we feel secure in our ability to do whats best for ourselves and yet in most cases when we have mature we can look back and see more clearly that if this had worked out, in the long run it would have been detrimental to us or that actually getting what we wanted wasn’t the best thing after all.
But even after those realizations we turn around and do it all over again. Now if we are not in Christ then there is no other option we have to look out for ourselves because no one else will. But when we are in Christ we have someone on our side who can see past the current circumstances and view our situation from an eternal perspective. He really does know what is ultimately best for us.
But if your like me you are quick to start making your own plans anytime your circumstances change and then after a while you remember that you should probably talk to God about it. Too often I sit around and think about my future like I know whats best.
This morning I have been dwelling on 1 Corinthians 2:10, the second part of the verse says “For the Spirit searches everything even the depths of God.” What really strikes me about this verse is that Jesus has given us the Spirit of God and this Spirit can see all the way through us, down to the depths of our soul He alone truly know who we are. But not only can the Spirit see these things in man but He can even search out the depths of God Almighty the infinite one.
So it has hit me this morning in a profound way that if the Spirit of God can search out the depths of God maybe He is wise enough to guide me through my day. But how can I let Him do that? For me Ellen White said it best.
When we take into our hands the management of things with which we have to do, and depend upon our own wisdom for success, we are taking a burden which God has not given us, and are trying to bear it without His aid. We are taking upon ourselves the responsibility that belongs to God, and thus are really putting ourselves in His place. We may well have anxiety and anticipate danger and loss, for it is certain to befall us. But when we really believe that God loves us and means to do us good we shall cease to worry about the future. We shall trust God as a child trusts a loving parent. Then our troubles and torments will disappear, for our will is swallowed up in the will of God. Mount of Blessing, p. 100