I have come to the conclusion that most of the time, we don’t know what we want. Of course, there are some things we may be sure of; like certain dreams and desires we know that we want to be brought into manifestation; we are certain we want a specific career path and we are more certain of what we prefer in a mate. But I have personally found time and time again that we really don’t know what we want and that our spirits truly yearns what God wants for us.
For example, as stated before, someone may strongly desire a certain career path for their lives. Maybe they want to go into the oil field or engineering. As they are pursuing this desire which may be truly of a sincere, humble desire, they may find that they either began to lose interest in the particular path or the specific doors they want opened to fully pursue their desire are most of the time closed. They may ponder their choices and their desires and ask themselves if this pursuit is truly what they want. The desire was a pure and positive desire, but maybe it was not the will of God and as we know, God has His plans for us, and then, we have our own plans for ourselves. So we may find that God begins to put His desires in our hearts so ultimately, His desire becomes our desire. “Trust in the Lord, and do good; so shalt thou dwell in the land, and verily thou shalt be fed; delight thyself also in the Lord: and he shall give thee the desires of thine heart; commit thy way unto the Lord; trust also in him; and he shall bring it to pass” (Psalm 37: 3-5).So we find that the desire we had before begins to be replaced with God’s will and what He desires for us. And then in a quite amazing way, we find ourselves on a totally different path and purpose than we thought. We will certainly see many of our dreams and desires come to pass in our lives, but overall, we see God’s will manifesting throughout all areas of our lives without us really knowing the specific details of how our lives have transformed. We also witness and feel our lives having more joy and cheerfulness in our new path, opposed to what we had so merely planned for ourselves.Though you have free-will, God still gets the final say so in our lives- even that of those who do not believe or live for God.“O house of Israel, cannot I do with you as this potter? saith the Lord. Behold, as the clay is in the potter’s hand, so are ye in mine hand, O house of Israel” (Jeremiah 18:6). So, if you are His child, no matter how stubborn you are with conforming to His plan, He will in His time and His own way discipline you and guide you on the path He has for you. Some may need a slight nudge, some may be disciplined roughly so that they are aware of being on the wrong path, and some are just going to be guided to the point when they look back at their circumstances they will know without doubt it was the hand of God that led them on the right path without them knowing what was taking place at the time. Some spend years building upon something and when they have finally accomplished the thing, they still find themselves unsatisfied, unfulfilled, or they may even feel guilty of spending years on something that they find they really do not want. This can be with either right or wrong desires- even some good desires we have for ourselves will not necessarily be what God has for us. Good vs. Best.“Except the Lord build the house, they labour in vain that build it: except the Lord keep the city, the watchman waketh but in vain” (Psalm 127:1).
“A man’s heart deviseth his way: but the Lord directeth his steps” (Proverbs 16:9).
Let’s remember that God ALWAYS knows what’s best for us. Even when it doesn’t seem like it and most especially when WE don’t know what’s best for ourselves (or we think we know). His ways are not ours, nor His thoughts and plans ours. He is the Alpha and Omega; the Greatest, so He knows the way our lives should be and He knows it will eventually be for our favor and liking.
GOD TRULY KNOWS WHAT’S BEST FOR US