“Lord, you know I really love him. I believe he is the one. Why can’t I have him??”
“But Dad/Mom, what’s so wrong with him? I’m happy with him. Doesn’t my happiness matter to you guys anymore?”
“Why is it that the guy I really like is exactly the one that seems impossible to have?”
Maybe you have heard some young people say this, or…yourself?
Well, I got the idea for this topic the other day when I was talking to a good friend of mine. We were sharing our views on choice making, relationships, and on how many times we misinterpret God.
…yes, it is possible to misinterpret God. For example, take a look at this scenario:
Let’s suppose you like this guy, or girl, so much. But here’s the deal: your parents don’t approve at all. And somewhere in the back of your head, you know God would not approve either. But being the amazingly stubborn person that you are, you still go to God and beg and complain. It then happens that God gets fed up, and so He says, “Okay. Fine. You can have him/her.” And then you are like, “Oh my goodness! God answered my prayer! I knew this guy was the one!” But the truth is that God is giving you what you want not because it is His will, but because you will only learn by suffering the consequences.
Listen, when it comes to relationships, making life choices and pretty much everything, you NEED to come to God with a clean bowl. Don’t bring your choice of flour or oil. Just bring your clean bowl and allow God to give you the ingredients and utensils to make the perfect cake. 🎂
“Trust in the lord with all thine heart,
And lean not to thine own understanding.
In all thy ways acknowledge Him,
And He shall direct thy paths.”