Oswald Chambers writes for today, “Once you have the right relationship with God through salvation and sanctification, remember that whatever your circumstances may be, you have been placed in them by God. And God uses the reaction of your life to your circumstances to fulfill His purpose, as long as you continue to “walk in the light as He is in the light.” (1 John 1:7)
It’s funny, but I feel like I make all the decisions around here. I have a day-timer calendar and a to-do list. I schedule what will happen in my day and then um, get some of it accomplished. No, I didn’t say I accomplish all I decide. Just I do what I darn well decide to.
But some days I wonder whether God is waiting for me to take action on one particular thing before He hands me another. Sort of like he has my life all queued up, ready to move forward as soon as I overcome my inertia.
This occurs to me on days when I get to something I have been putting off, or something I have prayed about, or something I know I need to do. Then, right as I write the card or make the call of hit send on the email, a new opportunity happens. It might be a phone call or an email or a friend walking by. Or it may just be an “interruption” that would have distracted me but for the perfect timing.
But it just makes me wonder. About the timing of things. And who really is in charge.
From there I leap to this: if nothing seems to be happening in my life – nothing that inspires, no directional signs appearing – perhaps God is waiting. Waiting for me. Before He opens the door to the next thing.
I know. This goes against our “wait upon the Lord” mantra. But I see us a sort of team. He lets me think I am in charge. But actually, His plan is unfolding perfectly. Just paced by my willingness to let it.
I have been getting the nudge to wash the dog today. I think I will. I’ll share photos.