I cannot count the times in my life when I have said that something does not make sense and that I do not understand. The definition of making sense is clear and easy to understand. Those are two things that as life with God is not. At least not for me.
God’s direction is not always clear and easy to understand. If it was, then why would we need to lean on the Lord and trust in Him. If we understood every step He gave us, then we could rely solely on self to get us through the situation or circumstance.
That is simply not the case. Walking with God is not about seeing the goal ahead. It is not about knowing how a situation or circumstance is going to evolve. It is about trusting in Him and having the faith in God’s plan for your life.
The word understand means to perceive the intended meaning. The intended meaning of a life with God is fellowship. God created man to have fellowship. He desires a relationship with you. In order to have a relationship with God, we have to spend time with Him. In prayer, study, following, service, etc. When we spend time with the Lord, our fellowship and faith grows.
So, it would seem that since we perceive the intended meaning of life, then we technically understand. We understand that each of us has a calling on our lives. We understand that God has a plan for our lives. We understand that the choices that God wants us to make are the ones that will bring our relationship with Him closer.
Maybe God’s direction does make sense to us after all. Seeing the road ahead is not a reason to not take the step. Not being able to see the goal, does not mean we should not run the race. Just because God did not supply us with a road map of our entire life, does not justify not following Him.
From this point forward, I will try to refrain from saying that I do not understand or it does not make sense. While the path may not always be clear, it is easy to understand.
Turns out a life with God makes perfect sense.
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