I have always wondered why we often claim to believe God, yet doubt Him with our actions. We confess the word and yet refuse to take that necessary leap of faith. It’s like we believe God can solve our lives’ puzzle and still refuse to give Him all the pieces! We know God is leading us in a particular direction but maybe because it fails to meet our expectations or did not in anyway conform with our standards, we refuse to act or sometimes try to help God by resolving to our own interpretations of events. In the process, we stray away from His plans for us and eventually have to face the consequences of our disobedience.
God’s ways are not our ways [Isaiah 55:8] and even the ‘foolish’ plans of God are wiser than the wisest of human plans [1Corinthians 1:25 NLT]. If we truly love and trust Him, we will be willing to live in absolute surrender to His commands. We might not always understand why but we can always be sure His plans would bring us into a glorious future [Jeremiah 29:11]. Doubt robs us of God’s promises and provisions [James 1:6&7]. It erodes our faith and confidence. It steals our joy and brings nothing but anxiety. I tell you what, I’ve come to realize that it’s not just enough to know God and discern His will, total adherence to His directions is the key to fulfilling His plans and purposes for our lives. A life of total obedience is what He requires!