No matter how hard we try to fulfill our will, God’s will always prevails in the end.
This morning, a lady called into the radio. The host was discussing God’s Will Vs. Our Will. The caller told this story:
“When I got pregnant the first time, I was picky to make sure that I did everything right. I ate the right foods, exercised at the right times, and did all the right things. I tried to do everything that the books said would give me a healthy baby. But despite all of my plans, I miscarried. Looking back now, I see that it was clearly God’s will that I not have the baby. I had done everything right to have this baby, but it didn’t happen…”
Her story should remind us a few things:
God’s Will Always Wins
She wanted to have the child. She did everything in her power to have the child. But even though we plant a seed and water it, we’re powerless to make a plant grow. God grows and knits us together in our mother’s womb. It’s His will that will be done. Not ours.
We Need to Trust Him
Based on her story, it sounds like she was trusting in the wrong place. She was trusting in herself. She told the host that the next time she got pregnant, she prayed and waited to see what God would do, and everything worked out. Since God’s will always wins, and His will is always the best for us, we need to trust Him.
We Shouldn’t Stop Preparing
She ate the right foods, exercised at the right times, and did all the right things. These things weren’t the problem. They were good. We need to plant a seed and water a plant, then trust that God will make the plant grow. We can’t make something turn out the way we want it. It doesn’t work that way. Do your best with anything that’s in your control, but trust God with the outcome.
Now It’s Your Turn:
Tags : Faith, God Answers Prayer, Love, Stress
- When did you have a situation in your life when you had to choose between your will or God’s will?
- Have you seen situations when you thought you did everything right, but the outcome wasn’t what you expected?
- What should you do in order to trust God even when it doesn’t make sense?
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