By: Pastor Jarren Rogers
“God’s guidance is almost always step-by-step; He does not show us our life’s plan all at once. Sometimes our anxiousness to know the will of God comes from a desire to peer over God’s shoulder to see what His plan is. What we need to do is learn to trust Him to guide us.” – Jerry Bridges
I hate grocery shopping.
But when I do go grocery shopping I always want to go with my wife.
She always has a plan. She knows what we’ll be eating, when we’ll be eating it, and what ingredients we need.
Whenever I go to Kroger with her, she tells me, “Okay, I need you to go grab shredded parmesan and dried tomato pesto.”
Then, I nod my head and I go and get it.
“What is dried tomato pesto?” you might be wondering, “What kind of meal requires that as an ingredient?”
I was wondering the same thing. But I trusted that she had a plan and she knew more than I did.
I didn’t know the greater plan and, to be quite honest, I didn’t really want to. I simply trusted that she had it under control and she knew what was best.
She sent and I went.
We can expect the same from God. He never divulges His whole plan at once. He provides you with directions, points at road signs, and takes you through detours. But He never shows you the entire map.
His plan is perfect and meant for our good.
“The LORD will guide you always; he will satisfy your needs in a sun-scorched land and will strengthen your frame. You will be like a well-watered garden, like a spring whose waters never fail,” (Isaiah 58:11).
The Lord will provide the path through a sun-scorched land. He will provide us with direction. He will reveal His plan, one piece at a time. He will strengthen us and empower us.
Our job is to trust and follow.
Parents: Talk to your kids about what they think God’s plan for their life is. Write it down and keep it to look back on later. Explain to them that God doesn’t reveal His entire plan for us. He provides us with steps along the way.