My 5 yr. old son and my husband had an interesting verbal exchange one morning. My husband asked my son if he wanted to go somewhere with him. My baby boy asked, “Where are you going?” My husband replied with a smirk on his face, “You have to say ‘yes’ or ‘no.'” My son asked again, “Where?” My husband, once again, replied, “Yes or no?” This banter continued for awhile longer when my husband finally said, “You have to tell me ‘yes’ or ‘no’ and then I will tell you where we are going.” Well, to my surprise, by son reluctantly said, “Yes.” It was after he agreed to go that my husband told him they were going to a party. And, anyone who knows my youngest son knows he is ALWAYS down with a great party. LOL
Two things stuck out to me as I was watching this humorous exchange. 1) God doesn’t always tell us where we are going when He asks us to say yes to His will. My husband wanted to get an answer of surrender before he would tell my son where they were going. This reminds me of the scripture where Abraham is told to go into a land that God WOULD (as he walked) show him. He had to have faith that where God was leading him was a good place. 2) God always has good things in mind for us even if we unaware of them. My husband knew the whole time that he was taking my son to one of the things he enjoys the most…a party. Just knowing that God would never require our faith and trust if He didn’t already have a great plan for us in his heart and mind should be of great comfort. I guess trusting in the fact that whatever God has up His sleeve will work for our good is all we need to say ‘yes’ to His will and way.
I will be transparent with you. I am in a place that is requiring me to say ‘yes’ to God even though I don’t know what is about to happen. I have no idea of how things will turn out. But this morning, I was reminded that God loves me and has great things in store for me. I can’t see them all and He may not reveal them all to me or He may not reveal every step along the way. But that is ok. I have to trust that He will always take care of me. Truthfully, He always has and always will.
So, if you are a person that wants to know all the details before surrendering to God, let it go this morning. Release your faith and trust. Take it one step at a time. The footsteps of the righteous are ordered by the Lord. You may not know where all the steps lead, but you can put put one foot in front of the other and allow God to give you enough faith for each day. Eventually, you will reach your destination and discover that God had a great plan the whole time.