I am a planner by nature. While I do enjoy short bursts of spontaneity, phrases like ‘let’s just wing it’ or ‘we don’t need a plan’ make me nervous. I went to New York City for a friend’s birthday and she really wanted to go to Canal Street. The planner in me asked her if she knew where it was and how far it was from where we were and she said “sure”. That probably should have tipped me off because my friend is not a planner. So after walking for an hour and a half we found out that we still needed to take a 20 minute train ride to get to Canal Street. Sort of the right direction, definitely not walking distance.
God calls us into His Kingdom and has proved time and time again that not only is He faithful, He is good. He isn’t trying to fool around with us or to trip us up in our walk with Him, He loves us and wants the best for us. But He doesn’t show us the whole plan, that’s where our faith in who He is supposed to kick in. There will be times where it seems we are walking blind, we have no control over what is happening or how it will end and that can cause a great deal of anxiety. Yet in those moments, Jesus says don’t worry and he uses wild flowers as an example. They really can’t do anything for themselves, they are dependent on outside sources to plant them, water them and nourish them and yet God clothes them in beauty that surpasses the splendor of Solomon. It’s a wonderful reminder of the kind of Father we have, a Father who is always actively working for our good at all times and even when we can’t see where He is leading we can trust who is leading us.
by Kalesha Peters