The right perspective will help us ask the right questions.
IT’S WORTH CONSIDERING
If you’re like me, you’ve spent way too much time asking God the wrong questions, especially regarding God’s will. We want to know where God wants us to go, what He wants us to do, and how we should do it. For some important background information, check out “A Better Question,” before I dig deeper in an attempt to help us to see our world as God sees it.
Consider how God used Moses to bring deliverance to His people. When God called him, the most important factor wasn’t God’s will for Moses. It was His will for His people and how He wanted to use Moses to accomplish it. God’s plan was all about the people of Israel and how He was going to respond to their cries for help.
God’s ways are not our ways, and it’s a good thing. His ways are always bigger and better than anything we could dream up. God wanted Moses to join Him in what He was about to do. Moses’s role was huge, and it required great faith in God’s ability to do what He said He was about to do. It also required some serious adjustments in Moses’s attitude. God wasn’t asking Moses to do a great thing for God. He was asking him to join Him in what He was about to do. The difference couldn’t be more stark.
AS I SEE IT
This article is, in essence, a reminder to try to see the world through God’s eyes. Fortunately, we have a model, someone who was able to do just that. His name was (and is) Jesus. Being fully God and fully man, He was able to relate to the problems of the people He met and see them as His Father saw them. I think it would be a worthwhile (and painful) exercise to compare what was important to Jesus with what is important to us. Anyone who has been a follower of Jesus for more than a year should be generally familiar with how Jesus spent His time. I’ll just let it go at that.
Imagine how different our lives would be if we developed a habit of seeing things from God’s perspective. If we have come to know the ways of God, we will be able to recognize something He’s doing as similar to what He has done previously. Understanding what He was up to back then should help us to figure out what He is doing now. Once we are convinced of what God is doing, we should seek to understand how He wants us to join Him.
Remember how God used Moses. It was all about something much bigger than Moses and his life. What might God want to do through us?
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ON THE LIGHTER SIDE
Ever try combining the beginning of one wise saying with the end of another?
A rolling stone comes to those who wait.
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