Monday, April 14, 2014
Quote of the Week: Your Future
God is more interested in your future and your relationships than you are. --Billy Graham
There are times when I wonder if God has made a mistake. As in, why didn't he have me and my husband meet earlier? We would have been spared so much heartache if we had known who/what was to come and had waiting for that. Or, why did it take us several years to finally have a viable pregnancy?
These are just the tip of the iceberg for me, and I'm sure you've asked yourself the same sorts of questions. Perhaps you wonder why you are in your 30s and still single, when God knows you want to be married and having babies. Maybe you wonder why you ended up in a family where nobody understands you. The questions go on and on, but the reason behind them don't change: we often don't recognize how vested God is in our futures.
I've written several times on the topic of contentment, especially since it is one of the biggest lessons I feel God has taught me in the last few years. I was NOT content for a very long time. I wanted to be married and popping out babies a whole lot earlier than it ended up happening for me. But I know that is the story for many women these days. The world seems to work just a little differently than it always did, and people, on average, are marrying much later than they did previously.
But whatever you struggle with, it doesn't mean that God cares less about the relationships around you and the future he has for you. God is still working to bring about his ultimate purpose through his church, and the changing cultures of this world have not changed that.
Take heart! God has not forgotten you! It might feel like it sometimes, but God doesn't make mistakes. He has a plan for you, no matter what you are anxious about! The only question is whether or not you will go along willingly with his plan or kicking and screaming.