Sometimes, even fairly often, God doesn’t do what I ask him to do. Circumstances do not always play out like I had prayed they would. Shocking, I know.
As I see it, I have two choices:
Whine and wonder why He isn’t cooperating with me or…
Remind myself of his love, promises, faithfulness, goodness, perfect provision and sovereignty and ask myself how I can better cooperate with Him.
I confess that my first reaction is too often the former. (It’s a good idea to read through the book of Numbers once in a while to find out how God feels about whining and grumbling. Not pretty.) Eventually, however, I remember to get my focus off of myself and raise it up to Him.
Today, at least for this moment, I choose the latter.
Tomorrow, I will have to choose it again.
How do you keep your focus on God’s love, his promises, and his sovereignty?