You were running well. Who prevented you from obeying the truth? Galatians 5:7
Many times the answer to that question is me. I prevent myself from running the way Christ wants me to. My aspirations, though good, often get in the way of His plan for my life.
And these aspirations are often the main cause of my disappointments.
Just today I received a rejection email from a Christian blog I wanted to contribute to. I wallowed in self pity for a few minutes until Christ brought something to my attention. This is how our conversation played out.
“Robin, did you pray about joining that group?”
“Did you wait for My confirmation before applying?”
“Umm, well you see….”
“No, Robin, that’s not how it works.”
Big sigh from me, cause I’m stubborn that way…”Okay, Lord, I get it.”
And I do, and knowing that He has something else planned for me, I let that disappointment go.
But then, a few hours later, I almost did it again. I almost applied to another blog. As I began to type out the email request, I heard the Lord’s voice, “Robin, we just covered this. What are you doing?”
“Oh, yeah. I’m trying to do it on my own again, Lord. I’m sorry.”
I immediately closed out of that email, and once again, let it go.
You see, today is not my day to become a writer for a nationwide Christian blog, and that day might not ever come if it’s not His will. But what a blessing that He allowed me this lesson today. Who knows what might have happened if I sent that email. I may have gotten the job, but would have been out of His will, or I may have had to face another disappointment when I was rejected yet again.
Christ wants what is right for us, but will allow us to settle for what we want instead. Let’s not settle, let’s wait and allow Him to show us the best way to run.
Many blessings to you,