Grace and peace be unto you.
Are you familiar with the saying, “A mother knows best?” From a child’s perspective, the statement might seem true but in reality, only God knows what is best. He knows our future and instructs us accordingly, “Many are the plans in the mind of a man, but it is the purpose of the Lord that will stand” (Proverbs 19:21).
The story is told that God directed one of his prophets to travel from Judah to Bethel and deliver a message to Jeroboam. He instructed him to return to Judah using another route and not to eat or drink anything at Bethel. The prophet delivered the message and started home via another route. However, while he was on his way, he was approached by an old prophet who lived in Bethel. The old prophet lied and told him that God said, “Bring him home with you so he can have something to eat and drink.” The prophet believed and went with him. After he was finished eating, he set out for Judah, and was killed by a lion (1 Kings 13:1-24).
While we do not always know people’s intentions, we know that God’s motives towards us are good. The Bible says, “For I know the plans I have for you, declares the Lord, plans for welfare and not for evil, to give you a future and a hope” (Jeremiah 29:11). God’s directives protect us from danger and is geared towards the fulfillment of our purpose. As such, we can depend on him and trust his Words.
God has given you the best of everything. You may not have married your dream husband or purchased your dream car. But if you had asked God to guide your steps throughout the process, then, he did. He allowed you to choose them because they will help you to develop a more Christlike Image. Scripture says, “For those whom he foreknew he also predestined to be conformed to the image of his Son, in order that he might be the firstborn among many brothers” (Romans 8:29).
Heavenly Father, enlighten our minds so we understand that you have our best interest at heart. In Jesus’s Name, Amen.