Lord, what's happening?
Updated: Apr 6, 2020
This has been my question to God for a while now. I had a lot of questions… “What is my purpose while at this job?” “Why haven’t I been able to move out on my own yet?” “What is happening next?” I have been going with the flow with where God has me, but sometimes I would become frustrated because He wouldn’t answer my questions.
I unintentionally started seeking God as my wish maker or genie. I would pray but was no longer intentional with spending time in His word and learning who He is. I would go to Him in prayer waiting for Him to answer my questions and grant all my hearts desires… but what kind of relationship is that? What father wants their child to only spend time with them when they want something? God wanted my heart back for Him.
Here are a few things to keep in mind:
God isn’t a genie. I had to get out of the mindset that God was going to do what I wanted Him to do just because I am living for Him. He isn't our wish-fulfiller. He isn’t required to answer all of our questions, especially when He is trying to get us to learn something in the process. I know for me, I needed to learn patience and to surrender my will and expectations to Him.
Knowing that He is God and is in control should be enough. If you say that He is in control then the answers shouldn’t really matter. As long as you’re in His will, you have nothing to worry about. We should always have confidence in God that He knows and is directing our paths for our good. Everything will fall in place in His perfect timing.
God’s will is His word. Instead of always seeking Him for His will, we should get into the habit of seeking Him for His word. He will provide you with strength and faith beyond understanding what you may see right now through reading His word. Sometimes God wants to see if we will trust Him even when we don’t have all the answers.
Although it would be nice to know what’s happening next, are you spending time with him so He can reward you with the answers or because you really desire a relationship with Him? Instead of questioning why God has you where He has you, press into His word to learn His character. It is in that place where He can begin to show us through His word that He is faithful and can be trusted with what’s next. I challenge you to take time to just seek Him for who He is over focusing on yourself and what you want Him to say to you.
This is my favorite scripture at the moment:
In all this, you greatly rejoice, though now for a little while you may have had to suffer grief in all kinds of trials. These have come so that the proven genuineness of your faith—of greater worth than gold, which perishes even though refined by fire—may result in praise, glory, and honor when Jesus Christ is revealed. 1 Peter 1:6-7