Are you in a season where you feel as though God is telling you to do something but you’re not sure how it can possibly happen?
I can relate. Our family is opening our hearts to a matter that is dear to God’s heart – foster/adoption. This not anything I saw in our lives not even a six months ago but as God does so well He opens the eyes of hearts to see the needs around us.
In conversation with my family, the first thing that came to mind is How?
How can we do this?
How do we pay for this?
How will the future look?
How will do we love and provide for another?
Unfortunately, HOW is not the question to ask and God despises when we ask HOW.
Here is what happened to Zechariah in Luke Chapter 1:
Zechariah is chosen by lot to represent the people as priest in the Holy of Holies. While in the inner sanctuary, the angel Gabrielle appears to him and says, “Your wife, Elizabeth, will give you a son, and you are to name him John. 14 You will have great joy and gladness, and many will rejoice at his birth, 15 for he will be great in the eyes of the Lord. He must never touch wine or other alcoholic drinks. He will be filled with the Holy Spirit, even before his birth. 16 And he will turn many Israelites to the Lord their God. 17 He will be a man with the spirit and power of Elijah. He will prepare the people for the coming of the Lord. He will turn the hearts of the fathers to their children, and he will cause those who are rebellious to accept the wisdom of the godly.”
Zechariah responds by saying, “How can I be sure this will happen? I’m an old man now, and my wife is also well along in years.”
Oh boy, this was not the response God wanted to hear from Zechariah. Due to his disbelief and delayed obedience, God silenced him until the baby was born.
Wow thanks Zechariah for taking one for the team. So the lesson here is instead of asking “How something can possibly happen,” let’s say, “Your will be done Lord.”
Here is what God hears in our hearts when we say “Your will be done:”
We trust you Lord.
We don’t know how it will happen but I know You will be there and will equip us with what we need for the journey ahead.
We know that You will go ahead of us and provide the support, care and love needed for this call on our lives.
It’s confidence in the Lord’s ways that causes us not to have to ask “How” but to say “You’re Enough Lord!”
“For my thoughts are not your thoughts,
neither are your ways my ways,”
declares the Lord. Isaiah 55:8
Michelle D. Howe
Where in your life do you need to see God as enough?
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