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Thursday, December 6th 2007

7:14 AM

Trust God’s Timing

Read Matthew 16:21-28

Consider this:  “Peter took Him aside…” Matthew 16:22 (NRSV)

              During my college years, I felt like God was lax in putting together the details for my future.  So I pulled the Lord aside to “set Him straight” on my plans.   I had great plans for how He could use me for His kingdom work.  And I was in a hurry.  But God didn’t seem to have the same agenda.  It’s amazing how hindsight sets things straight.  That waiting time in my life proved to be a maturing time.  I needed to grow up and learn to submit to the Lord.

             I have to admit that college wasn’t the last time I tried to plan things out for God.  Because of this, I can identify with Peter’s need to guide Jesus.  However, if Jesus had listened to Peter, He would have violated God’s plan.  We would have no Savior nor hope for a better life. The only way God’s plan for salvation could be accomplished was through His Son’s death on the cross. 

             Next time I prepare to brief God’s ear in my behalf, may I remember that it is in my best interest to leave the details up to Him!


  Lord, I surrender my agenda to You.  I know Your timing will never be too late.  Amen.

3 user comments.

Posted by Leah:


Thank you for visiting my blog and leaving a comment. I hope you found a blessing there. I can certainly identify with "helping God out". I have done that a lot over the years and it got me in some pretty rough scrapes. Hopefully I am learning not to do it. Have a great weekend.

Saturday, December 8th 2007 @ 2:05 AM

Posted by Gina:

I love the picture you painted of Peter leading Jesus in his direction. I'm a lot like Peter, and I'm learning to not do this in my writing. Now if I could just let go of other areas of my life!
Friday, January 4th 2008 @ 8:28 PM

Posted by Sally Ferguson:

It's amazing to me that I can let go of some things, but not others. That impatient streak keeps showing up!

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