So, I have been writing about how different sibling’s perspectives can be and it hit me today that my perspective is different from God’s perspective.
The other day I was working and the vinyl-cutting machine I was working with was just making random cuts through my image. I was getting so frustrated as it wasn’t anything I was doing wrong, therefore there was nothing for me to fix. I prayed with frustration in my voice, “God, please help me. I know you don’t want my materials to be destroyed so what’s going on.” I got no answers – obviously as I was just me griping and complaining. My perspective was “God is choosing to wait. He doesn’t care enough to just help me out. This is such a minor fix for Him.”
Totally wrong! I am totally shocked that I actually felt this way, as I know better than this. But when I am in the moment I just want it fixed immediately. I was not patient enough to think clearly that, “I can do all things through Christ who gives me strength.” God doesn’t want to just ‘fix’ it for me. God wants to teach me how to fix it and when to use the knowledge He has given me. Being in a situation is the best time to ‘practice’ His promises. I have to calm down, understand that I am a child of God and with that Christ lives in me, I have to thank God for all the knowledge and wisdom He has given me so far and realize He wants me to have more! I have to be open to hearing Him in this moment.
That’s faith and faith pleases God – not begging. Hebrews 11:6 “And without faith it is impossible to please Him, for he who comes to God must believe that He is and that He is a rewarder of those who seek Him.”