Matt and I have been talking a lot lately about how to learn to trust God and rely on Him. It's one of those times in our lives where God has shown us something, spoken to our hearts, and continues to teach us the lesson in ways big and small. I know He is always trying to teach us something, but sometimes it is so OBVIOUS. It is EVERYWHERE. We recognize it, we keep learning it, and yet, there is still more to learn because we are not perfect humans and we need to learn things as a process sometimes. It's been an enjoyable experience overall, because we are able to look at our lives and easily see how God has guided and protected us as He moves us along, so we have learned to look at even the disappointments as bumps along His path for us.
And yet, many times we find ourselves having to "come to terms" with something that He clearly wants for us. We have to talk ourselves through it. Our wills are in the right place -- we want what He wants for us. And yet, there is still that small hesitation sometimes; that instance where we have to weigh both sides and remind ourselves that He is in control. Why is that? Why don't we just JUMP in, without the so much as blinking when we always know He's looking out for us?
Matt is known for his analogies -- and especially the fact that they are almost alway related to sports. This is how He put it:
It's like this ... we KNOW God always wins the Superbowl every year. Always. Not in doubt. Foregone conclusion that happens every year.
And yet we, the feeble ones with the losing record, are always questioning His play calls all season long and are worried about implementing them.
Yeah, it is kinda like that isn't it?