In Sunday School yesterday we've been talking about praying, and the question was asked, have you ever prayed for something that you think is impossible and you know that it will never be able to happen unless God does it?
Then someone threw out this quote, "There is a God we want, and there is a God who is. They are not the same God. And the turning point of our lives is when we stop seeking the God we want, and start seeking the God who is."
So many times I have tried to pray to God and ask Him for what I think should happen. Or what I want to happen and when. It is only when I step back and realize that my time is NOT God's time that I have the peace of knowing that He is the one in control. We try sometimes to mold God into what we want Him to be. In going through infertility, my prayer for so long was to just get pregnant. Right then. That month. I wanted it on my time. It is so difficult to hand over everything to God and let Him have the control. Now that I am pregnant, I find myself sometimes, begging that our child be carried to full term and be healthy. It is so hard to give it over. I know that God's plan is the best plan. But I pray constantly that His plan is the same as mine!
Have you ever heard the saying "God laughs when you make plans" ?
One guy in class said that his problem was that he would say - God let me handle it up to this particular point, and then you can have it. How many times do I do this? We need to just give Him everything. Up front. Before we try to "handle" it ourselves.
I felt really inspired after that class.