|What if God’s Plans are Bigger Than What I See?
By Greg Sanders
Exodus 4:1 But Moses protested again, “What if they won’t believe me or listen to me? What if they say, ‘The Lord never appeared to you’?”
You have most likely been asked at one time or another to describe yourself as a person who sees the glass half empty or half full. That question is supposed to help us realize our general outlook on life. Are you a pessimist or an optimist? The truth of the matter is that when it comes to spiritual matters, it does not matter how the glass looks at all. Often times to see what God wants us to see requires us to understand that He can fill the glass, break the glass, or get another glass. All of our human trappings cause us to try to trap God in a box of our own ability.
God can work in ways that are beyond what you can see. God had a plan that was bigger than what Moses saw. Moses saw the greatness of the Egyptian empire and the mass number of people he would have to persuade. However, God already knew in advance how He would bring about deliverance. While Moses was contemplating the what-ifs, God already had a plan that was larger than Moses could see. Let me ask you a question. Do some of God’s commands and visions for your life seem too difficult? Do they seem impossible? I believe that when God’s commands and visions for your life seem too large that is actually an indicator that you are headed in the right direction. He always works in ways that are beyond our own.
When you are tempted to back away from God’s plans because they seem impossible, remember that He is the God of the impossible. Remember that God is not worried about your what-ifs because He already has a secure plan. God does not need your backup plan, your contingency plan, or your escape plan. Stop worrying about the what-ifs and start believing that He is more than able.
Today’s Challenge: Don’t be intimidated from following God’s plan by your human reasoning. His ways are always above our own. Have confidence that when you step out in faith He will always fulfill His promises to you. Every moment you spend considering the what-ifs is a moment you are delaying what He said would take place.