A man’s heart plans his way, But the Lord directs his steps.”
– Proverbs 16:9 NKJV
Have you ever happily stepped out on faith only to later start having doubts and thinking of your own plan B, C, and D? Every thing is exciting in the beginning, but then all of a sudden things start getting REAL really quick. We could have literally stepped out on faith for something on January 1st only to start freaking out by January 7th and thinking of another way to do what God said that makes sense to us.
I’m sure many of us have been there before, and one day when I was freaking out a small still voice said to me “You haven’t even given God’s way a chance.” And it made me pause because it was true. It reminded me of the movie Fire Proof when the main character was doing a Love Dare to win his wife back. He was impatient and half way following the instructions of the dare, and was wondering why it wasn’t working. The man’s wise father told him to give the Love Dare a chance for real and actually finish it and see it through. To put his all into it withholding nothing.
So today I want to give that message to you, to give God’s way a fair chance. Don’t be so quick to throw in the towel. Continue to persevere. Our God works in mysterious ways. We may not always know the how’s and the when’s, but we can rest in knowing that God is faithful to fulfill His promises to us in due time.