This is actually an older post from the old blog but I pray you are still encouraged, inspired, and empowered by it.
"For I know the plans I have for you," declares the Lord, "plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future". --Jeremiah 29:11 And we know that all things work together for the good of those who love, who have been called according to his purpose. For those God foreknew he also predestined to conformed to the image of his Son, that he might be the firstborn among many brothers and sisters. And those he predestined, he also called; those he called, he also justified; those he justified, he also glorified. --Romans 8:28-30 Over the last few weeks I have really been seeking God about a lot of personal things and one reminder that He continues to show me is, "I have a plan, just trust it" and that phrase just keeps ringing in my mind over and over again. Not only does he have a plan but it is a plan that no one can destroy, not even myself. God has a unique way of still making things turn around to glorify Him even when I have tried to run away from Him or been just plain disobedient.
Not too long ago I was praying and thinking, "why is it so hard to trust God?". We know that God created us and who knows the creation better than the Creator? He knows exactly why He created us. He knows the purpose behind every thing that we do, every trial that we face, and every mountain we climb. So, with that being said the question remains...why is it so hard for us to trust Him?
There are a few things in my life that are easy for me to trust God with, my career, my education, meeting certain goals; but there are other things that are much more difficult for me trust Him in, the main one being relationships. For whatever reason that has been the hardest thing for me to give to God and let go.
But here's the thing...God wants the absolute best for us! And He wants the best for us in EVERY aspect of our lives! We often think we know what is best for ourselves but we don't even know ourselves the way God does. I am at a point now where I just laugh at myself when I get caught up thinking about what would be best for me because now that I have had these talks with God I imagine Him saying, "Khia, you have no idea what I'm up to". Think about a parent and a child...Typically, parents want the best for their children and want them to live their best life with the least amount of worries and stress and hardships. Now, those are just earthly things...the things that we can fathom. God knows about things that He can give us and do through and for us that we are not even capable of desiring for ourselves!
With God's power working in us, he can do much, much more than anything we can ask or think of (Ephesians 3:20, ERV). So, Sunday, after hearing yet another sermon about God's plan (s/o to the newly official Rev. Brian Fugett!!) the question came up again, why is it so hard to trust God's plan. Then the Holy Spirit sat it right there in front of me..."because you don't know me. If my people truly knew me and my character and my love for them, my plan would never be in question". I had to just take a step back, like, Wow! That is so true because during this major period of seeking God, the more I learn about his character and His love for me the more at peace I have been about everything. Once you realize just how much God loves you and what that means it will be so much easier to say "Ok, Lord, I trust you". It will not always be easy and it will take some sacrifices but knowing that everything is coming together for your good and for God's glory it can help you to refocus your thoughts on what God desires for you and not just on what you desire.