When a man asks a woman to marry him, do you think she asks for a 20 year plan on a white board before she answers him? Probably not. I’m guessing if she is in love with him, she nearly spits the word “yes” out at him before throwing her arms around his neck and kissing him. She doesn’t have to have all of the answers of how life will be before she dives in. She loves him and trusts him enough to yoke her life with his forever. Was that your response to the Lord?
A sweet friend of mine recently said “Life begins at the end of your comfort zone.” We all have to be willing to step out of our comfort zones from time to time to reach our full potential. We will not always know what is going on or have all of the answers, but we can trust that God is on the throne and He is calling the shots.
Who can comprehend all of God in their mind? No one can. Psalm 139:117-18 puts it this way “How precious to me are Your thoughts, O God! How vast is the sum of them! Were I to count them, they would outnumber the grains of sand.”
God is the one in charge and He gets to call the shots. It is our job to draw close to Him so He will let us in on some things [Jeremiah 33:3]; however, He will never let us know everything. Not one of us is all knowing…He is. He answers to no one, but we will all answer to Him someday [Jude 1:14-15].
We can trust God to do the right thing. He always has our best interest at heart [John 10:10]. We are reminded of this in Romans 5:7-8 “Very rarely will anyone die for a righteous man, though for a good man someone might possibly dare to die. But God demonstrates His own love for us in this: While we were still sinners, Christ died for us.”
Many of us took a leap into marriage with someone we fell in love with and we didn’t think twice about it. Our spouse may have our best interest at heart; however, he or she has little control over what happens in our lives. They are at the mercy of God just like we are, yet we were willing to trust them.
Are you willing to trust what you cannot see? What are you holding back from the Lord today? What are you holding out for? Are you like Gideon, needing to throw out a fleece [Judges 6:12-40]? Or will you go boldly wherever He calls you to go and do whatever He calls you to do, without knowing all the details [Ruth 1:16]? 2 Chronicles 16:9 tells us “For the eyes of the LORD range throughout the earth to strengthen those whose hearts are fully committed to Him.” Are you fully committed to Him? He’s searching for one madly in love with Him, who will say “yes” to Him before they even know what the question is. Is that you?