28th March 2017

Be Still and Know - 'This Foolish Plan Of God Is Wiser Than The Wisest Of Human Plans'

(from www.premierchristianradio.com)

 

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"This foolish plan of God is wiser than the wisest of human plans, and God’s weakness is stronger than the greatest of human strength."

 

1 Corinthians 1:25 NLT

 

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Taking decisions is difficult. I always want to hedge my bets. I want the best outcome, which cannot often be discerned ahead of my decision. I have been deeply disappointed and not been afraid to let everyone know when I haven’t succeeded, say in a job application, where I believed I was the ideal candidate. However, as time passes and I enjoy the benefit of hindsight, I can discern how my failure was in fact the best outcome. My wisdom then appears foolish.

 

One thing that’s hard to accept is that God does have my best interests at heart. I have only a fraction of an insight into what God is doing in my life, yet I very confidently assert my perceptions as if they were hard and fast facts. I know Jayne has in the past been invited, and at times pressed, to accept a promotion to a new role. More responsibility and more money, and yet she has on more than one occasion resisted the pressure and said, “No.” She regularly responds to the voice of God, trusting his wisdom above her own. One such very attractive promotion she refused was for a role that within six months had been removed and the newly appointed person made redundant. God knows best, although I haven’t learned as completely as Jayne.

 

The wisdom of this world is foolishness to God, and we are the poorer if we sign up to the national narrative that increased profile and pay is in and of itself a sign of success. The only success for which we are to yearn is that of knowing more of God and proving obedient in all our choices. There is a lovely quote that runs, “Before you tell your life what you intend to do with it, listen for what it intends to do with you.”

 

Deciding our own course through life is to put the cart before the horse. Considering what my life is for, is to hitch myself to God’s spirit.

 

 

 

 

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QUESTION

 

Does the way you make decisions show whether you really think God knows best for your life?

 

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Lord, your ways are not always my way. Help me to trust your way.

 

 

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