It is okay. It is perfectly okay.
Before it did not happen, I was reading the story of David in 1 Samuel 18:5-19:24. One of the truths that the Lord impressed in my heart was that the Lord’s anointed is doubly blessed.
You are blessed first by the gift of life. Even without recognizing His Lordship, you have sunshine and rain. You have trials and victories. You laugh, and cry, and sing, and go through this life. But you are doubly blessed as His anointed! He has already arranged everything in my life with blessings, so how much more when I delight in obeying His commands? Everything that He orchestrates, He does for His glory and honor. Since He cannot deny himself, God, who is my Abba Father, also shows His love and faithfulness (Romans 8:15) when He puts things in order. He cares for me (1 Peter 5:7), Abba even gives more than I deserve (John 3:16).
I need to see the situation with eyes of faith. Jesus said in John 14:15
“If you love me, keep my commandments.”
One of His commandments is to live by faith and not by sight (2 Corinthians 5:7).
The practical way of doing it is to believe and be thankful that it did not happen.
In reality, it is not that easy to believe. It is not really ‘perfectly okay’. At times, no matter how many bible verses you memorize the pain of disappointments and yes, confusion sets in. It is difficult to say thank you when what you thought was the best plan at that time did not push through. What is even more painful is when you believe with all your heart that what “didn’t happen” was God’s will for your life. “But I sought Him endlessly!” may even be your cry.
The Lord is faithful. (2 Timothy 2:13)
No matter how painful the initial impact of that botched plan will be on you, He remains faithful.
Yes, it was the BEST in your eyes, but God Himself said that His ways and thoughts are higher than ours (Isaiah 55:9).
We sought Him that is true! But did we really seek Him with all our hearts (Jeremiah 33:3) or was our motive for seeking an obligation to lift all things to the Lord?
If our plans do not go as planned, life goes on.
Our reaction to botched plans is determined by how we trust what we know of God. It also gives us a glimpse of the real treasure of our hearts.
Our succeeding perspectives will be crucial on how this life will go on for us and the people we love. Our perspectives are determined by the intimacy that we have with the One who ultimately deserves honor in the circumstances of our everyday, whether we plan it or not.
My Abba knows. My Lord plans well. Our God is making everything beautiful in its time. (Ecclesiastes 3:11)
Writer’s Bio: Maia’s adventurous spirit is manifested in her love for Jesus Christ, people, the ‘poor’, words, travel, learning, the creative, and anything natural. Jesus’ adventurous spirit makes this love worthwhile. You can follow her blog at http://yellowitis.blogspot.com