Recently, my husband took me on an early anniversary trip. He wouldn’t tell me where we were going but he told me I’d like it. Although he didn’t disclose any details until a week prior, finally he let me know the basics of what to pack and the average temperature where we were going. Just a few details, but enough for me to be content in waiting. The morning we left the destination was revealed. My husband had asked me to trust the unknown and the result was the ultimate surprise! This was a location I had wanted to visit for many years so it was a delight to learn where we were going!
I trusted my husband’s plans for our trip because I know he loves me and wants to please me. He enjoys handling the details and giving me opportunities to trust him.
Sometimes we’re in the planning process together, but we also like to take turns in the vacation planning. The problem comes when one of us (usually him) has a plan and is working on the details and the other one (usually me) wants to change the plan or suggest another way of doing things. When we both think we have the perfect idea of how things should go, conflict sometimes arises. But that’s for another post…
I’m reminded of my relationship with God at times. He also asks me to trust Him with the unknown. To know that He loves me and is working on the perfect plan. Just like with my husband, my Heavenly Father enjoys handling the details and giving me opportunities to trust Him. If I will trust and not push for my agenda, God will reveal His plan in time. Although my husband may miss a detail or two in his planning for me (very rarely), God’s way for me is perfect. I don’t need to be involved in the planning of every detail. Nor do I need to tell God the where, how, and when that I think things should go.
We may not be able to trust humans unconditionally with planning our future, but we can always trust that God has our best in mind. If we trust Him, He’ll give us insight into where He’s taking us when the time is right.
By the way, the trip was amazing and better than I could have imagined! Thanks, Honey!
“My thoughts are nothing like your thoughts,” says the Lord . “And my ways are far beyond anything you could imagine. For just as the heavens are higher than the earth, so my ways are higher than your ways and my thoughts higher than your thoughts.” Isaiah 55:8-9