Taking Thought


To Later Be Revealed

Photo by Joshua Sortino

Photo by Joshua Sortino

“But they do not know the thoughts of the Lord; they do not understand his plan, that he has gathered them like sheaves to the threshing floor.” Micah 4:12

I don’t know of a word to describe God’s plan. Just thinking about His plan will hurt your head. The world God created and everything He created in it is so intricate. And it’s also beautiful.

Trusting in God’s plan is never easy, and trying to understand it is impossible. Throughout the Bible, there are examples of things that don’t make sense to us, but that God tells us to do. These lessons are backward of what we naturally think. Give and it will be given to you (Luke 6:38). The last will be first, and the first will be last (Matthew 26:16). Even Jesus’ lesson to the disciples when he told them that whoever humbles themselves like a little child, will be the greatest in the kingdom of Heaven (Matthew 18:4). These lessons prove that God does things differently than we do. And it is truly amazing.

But what happens when God tells you to do something, and you do it, but you don’t understand and you don’t see it working? Will you never understand what God was doing while you were following His instruction?

Jesus replied, “You do not realize now what I am doing, but later you will understand.” John 13:7 NIV

I didn’t remember this scripture was in the Bible until now. And recently, when God revealed something to me, I came to realize that He couldn’t tell me what He was doing before, but that now He was. It was something that couldn’t be revealed until later.

There are times when God will tell you to do something, and it won’t make sense to you or anybody else around you. It’s in those times that your faith will be tested, lies will be thrown at you, and your heart can be bruised. Because people will never like what they don’t understand. And when you don’t understand it, you won’t be able to explain it.

Sometimes God will call you to do something you don’t even realize you’re doing. And sometimes you won’t see the result until you’ve completed what God wanted you to.

But speaking from experience, when God opens your eyes to what He was doing all along, it will be worth it. You will be beyond amazed at what God can do with a willing heart. Those bruises, the time spent, the lies— they won’t matter anymore. Because what you thought was for nothing, was bigger than you realized.

Don’t try to explain it. God doesn’t need you to try and justify His plan. Focus on believing what He says and trust Him. And know that if God can do all that without you even knowing, imagine what He can do when you do.

— Kristin