What was that, God? Sign or fluke?

Sometime I crack myself up.

I’ve been pondering a big change in my life and have been asking God about it. Two days ago, I was reading in Deuteronomy about the hill country and decided that yes, this change was a little bit like heading into the hill country.

So I read: “Break camp and advance into the hill country…”

Sweet! God must want me to make this change!

Then a few days later, I read: “You have made your way around this hill country long enough; now turn north.”

Oh.

So you don’t want me to go to the hill country?

No, I thought, that must not be what you mean, God. After all, I really think you are calling me to the hill country. That other thing about leaving the hill country? That was just a fluke, not a sign.

It seemed like God smiled.  See, that’s the problem with me and signs. I should really just be honest with God. When I’m looking for signs to do something, I should just say, “God, I really want to do this thing, so I am going to look for things that point to it and call them signs. If I see something that points away from it, I’ll brush it off and call myself silly for doubting what I’m certain you are saying to me.”

I thought I was seeking God’s will, but He (in his gentle way), let me know that I was really just looking for him to agree with my way of doing things.

Oh.

Sorry about that, God.

What would you really like to say to me?

 

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9 Responses to What was that, God? Sign or fluke?

  1. ROC Women's Prison Ministry says:

    He wants to say, “Elsa, I just LOVES YOU UNCONDITIONALLY daughter!! Always put your hope in Me, the LORD, for with Me, the LORD, is unfailing love and with Me you are full of redemption.” Ps. 130:7 Keep delighting yourself in the LORD, Elsa, and He will make your paths straight…even if it is in the HILL COUNTRY! ❤ great big hugs ❤

  2. Pam says:

    I can totally relate! It is hard to lay my own will down long enough to hear His! 🙂

  3. Terri Laurent says:

    Yeah, I kind of crack myself up too. How many times have looked for God to confirm the direction I want to take?! I like the way you think. I can relate! Blessings to you my friend! Terri

  4. Richard says:

    Funny… I do the same.exact “signs from God” in my life too.
    For a while I think I was actually in the sign business.. and if.the sign has numbers… This must really mean.something. Anymore, I find myself actually being active in my relationship with our Father, and THAT is all that truly matters.
    Have fun, stretch, warm up, then train. God is love, and oh so awesome.

  5. Kathleen Dunham says:

    Amen! how often am I guilty of “asking” God what would have for me to do, and then try to manipulate towards what I want the answer to be. Oh, to be completely surrendered and trusing, knowing that God has the BEST planned for me and my life!!

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