OUR THOUGHTS AND GOD THOUGHTS
Our thoughts have profound effect on our lives. In our minds, if we have to admit it, we are filtering everything we see, hear and are exposed to through our minds. It is strange but we tend to have thoughts, opinions and perspectives on every conceivable thing, even things we may have nothing to do with or things that really don’t affect us. The problem is that these thoughts are usually very dominant in our lives and they seldom match up to God’s thoughts. This is where the conflict comes in.
Isaiah 55:8 For My thoughts are not your thoughts, neither are your ways My ways, says the Lord.
It is for this reason that we need to become flexible in our opinions and thoughts so that we can catch a glimpse of God’s heart. In my dealings with people I have discovered that it is this inability to entertain another view or perspective that robs us of seeing and doing what God has for us.
God’s ways is another aspect that we don’t always fully understand.
Isaiah 55:9 For as the heavens are higher than the earth, so are My ways higher than your ways and My thoughts than your thoughts.
Because God sees the bigger picture, He knows why He is doing or allowing certain things to happen in our lives.
In the life of Joseph we see how he went from being the favored son, to becoming a slave and being falsely accused and ending up in jail. No human would have thought this was the best route to go. But God saw something different. Joseph himself must have often believed that both he and God had missed the boat. But nothing had altered God’s plan.
Moses is another example. God had chosen him to bring the nation of Israel out of captivity and yet God leaves him to wonder around the desert looking after sheep for many years while millions of people suffered. It does not make sense to a human mind, but God had a plan and when His time came He did as He had planned and promised and delivered His people from slavery.
It is not for use to try and understand God’s way – we cannot, it is for us to simply endeavor to fit into His plan from day to day and watch the big picture unfold as we are faithful.
If you have a PRAYER REQUEST, please send us an e-mail at Prayer@AliveToGod.com For more information about Alive to God, or to subscribe to our free DAILY BIBLE VERSE, please visit www.AliveToGod.com