We make our plans, sometimes offering the token prayer but really never considering Him or seeking where He wants us to go and then we pursue those plans with all our heart. And when we’re thwarted we throw a temper tantrum because we don’t get our way, never realizing that it is the Hand of God protecting us from harm. Does that sound like a familiar situation? We have to come to realization that it’s what God’s plan is not ours that matters. Jeremiah 29:11 says, “For I know the plans I have for you,” says the Lord, “They are plans for good and not for disaster, to give you a future and a hope.”
Do you believe that? Why do you question that God doesn’t have your best interest at heart when He laid down His life for you and I? Do you ever get angry or frustrated because God isn’t giving you what you want? Are you mad because He isn’t giving you what you think you need?
But what we WANT isn’t always what we NEED! In some distorted way, many people feel that God owes us something. That if we’re living our lives to please Him, He should give us what we want and when we don’t get it, we get mad and throw a fit. And sometimes, people even walk away! But what we want isn’t always what we need. And God is not in the business of making us comfortable. He is about molding and shaping us to be more like Him.