Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Those Unexplainable Things

I often try to make sense of things in life. I try to explain things or rationalize them in my head. I don’t like chaos or confusion. I don’t tend to like things that don’t seem “right” or explainable.

Sometimes I think good judgment and discernment help me understand when something is not quite right, or “off.” I have this inner voice that tells me something is wrong if it’s not logical or clearly defined.

The thing is… God often works in the unexplainable. And I need to remind myself of that.

“Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding…” Proverbs 3:5

Such a well-known verse. It hits home how much we need to trust God. Yet it also tells us to not lean on our own understanding…something we each struggle with.

If we don’t understand something, we tend to write it off. Take a miracle, for example. If someone tells us a story and tells us about a miracle happening to them, do we believe them? Or do we tend to think their facts must have been wrong somewhere along the way? How about in our own lives? Do we tend to write off certain callings in our lives or other things that God may be a part of because they simply don’t make sense?

I am a very logical person. But lately I’ve realized how much I need to expand my own horizons and vision to include those “unexplainable” things in life that I may not understand. My deepest desire is to see God at work; to hear Him and to feel Him. I want to be open to the creative ways in which He may choose to impact my life. I want to see beyond the understandable, to the things that are supernatural, miraculous, and only from God.

We limit ourselves when we limit our lives. There is so much we won’t understand. That doesn’t mean those things are bad or wrong. It may simply mean they are from God.

Lean not on our own understanding…but TRUST in Him. Trust His heart and His vision for us. If we do, I think our lives will start getting a whole lot more exciting. And I’m ready for that.

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