For my thoughts are not your thoughts, neither are your ways my ways, saith the LORD. For as the heavens are higher than the earth, so are my ways higher than your ways, and my thoughts than your thoughts (scripture: Isaiah 55:8-9; KJV).
The part I really want to focus on is where it says, “neither are your ways my ways.” It wasn’t until I begin my Christian walk with God that I was able to realize the truth and reality of this bible verse; that in fact God’s ways are not our ways.
There are many times when I want to do things my way; because my way at the moment seems logical or appeases how I feel and/or what. I remember last year when I had to learn the lesson of doing things God’s way…the hard way.
His Ways Are Not My Ways
It was right before the spring semester of college and God was transitioning my family physically and spiritually. I believe God did not want me to enroll spring of 09, but because of the desire to do things my way, I enrolled anyway.
Long story short, the consequence of my disobedience resulted in me dropping and failing a course. (Keep in mind that prior to this, I had a 3.8 GPA; maintaining all A’s and B’s; never failing a course). Needless to say, I knew it was God speaking to me, showing me He had a different plan for my life.
God’s Ways Are Not Your Ways
As it may relate to you; there are going to be times when God does something in your life and you question His motives. There will be times when you make plans to do something and God instructs you to ditch your plans and follow Him.
There will be times when you don’t understand why God is allowing certain things to happen in your life. I want to encourage you to trust and be obedient to the Lord because the ways of God are not our ways.
It’s so easy to get caught up in what we want and how we want it done, but we must remember that we are here on earth to do God’s will; not ours.
Don’t stress yourself out on trying to understand the ways of God because His ways are past finding out; for the scripture declares it is impossible for us to understand His decisions and His ways! (Romans 11:33).
The ways of our God are mysterious, perfect, unfathomable, inscrutable and unexplainable. They are higher than our ways. If you’re going to have a relationship with God, you must realize that God’s ways are not man’s ways. You must learn to trust His ways because He’s omniscient (all knowing) and knows what’s best for you.
Although doing things God’s way is hard at times, rest knowing when God ordains something to be so in your life, God will give you the tools and resources needed to do His instruct and provide the strength and provisions needed to guide you through.
Regardless of what happens as a result of your obedience, know that God’s way is still the best way and living God’s way is much more rewarding than living life the way we want or believe is right.
Remember, you serve a God who’s all knowing, who knows the beginning and thee end. With that in mind, why would God, being so loving and all knowing, steer you the wrong way?
Be encouraged to start living according to God’s purpose for your life. His ways are not our ways and His way is the best way for our lives. God bless you in Jesus name.