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by Gracie Adamek
It’s funny the way God works sometimes.
God is patient, this is true. But one thing that is also absolutely true about our God is that he is incredibly persistent. Sometimes I have the (wrong) idea that I can pretend like I don’t hear what God is saying and that I can just make my own plan of how a situation will work and everything will be fine.
The problem with that mentality, which I and many others know all too well, is that when you make your own plans for your future without even considering God’s plan, your plans never seem to work out.
For the past few months, I have been very back and forth with the whole “Alright God, I’m giving you control here. Wait, no I’m not. Yes, I am. God, take the situation from me. Psych! I would like control please.” That cycle is vicious. But my eyes were recently opened to the reality of this specific situation. When I say God’s methods can be funny, this is what I mean: I think that sometimes, God lets me go along with my own plan for long enough until I realize that something is wrong. I am getting no satisfaction from this “ingenious” plan that I devised all by myself.
Eventually, I have two options. 1. be stubborn and pretend everything is fine or 2. give in to God and let Him take control.
Terrifying, right? After long enough, God will nudge me in the right direction. Normally, I “strongly feel” that God wants this or that for me. Lately, God has been shoving me and putting the answer right in my face. I have to admit, I do not like this answer right now! I feel like I’m giving up a big chunk of my life all of the sudden.
I know that God’s plan is right and will be best for me and all others involved in the end, but it’s going to be very hard to learn to let go and let God take the reins. I’m hopeful for the future. I know that God won’t give me something that He can’t handle. In fact, I’m excited to see the outcome because I know that this situation would not be happening if God didn’t have a good reason and something better in store.
Psalm 3:5 says, “Trust in the Lord with all your heart, and do not lean on your own understanding.”
I’m trusting. I’m trusting. I’m trusting.
Gracie Adamek is a senior at Lakes Community High School. She enjoys singing, acting and spending time with friends! Gracie is so grateful for this opportunity and hopes to glorify God 100% through this!