What Should Have Been -What Would Have Been

April 28

"...as for me, I trust in you, O Lord;
I say, 'you are my God,
MY TIMES ...are in your hand;'"
Psalm 31:14-15

Before you were ever born, the Lord set up the plan for your life.

"Your eyes saw my substance, being yet unformed,
and in your book they all were written,
the days fashioned for me,
when as yet there were none of them."
Psalm 139:16

When you understand this it enables you to wait on the Lord contentedly, knowing there is a time for everything the Lord planned before you ever were.

It is the magnificence of God to be able to set such a plan for every person on the earth, indeed, he knows the very number of hairs on your head. Therefore how important it is to have a heart of total surrender before him, so that that plan may be worked out perfectly, because the will of God is not carried out automatically, you CAN resist if that's what's in your heart. There are many, perhaps even most, who insist on having their way and developing their own plan for their lives. Therefore they miss what should have been, what could have been, what would have been, had they chosen to abide in the will of God.

For those who believe, God has established the perfect story, he has ordered every ingredient in their lives, because they have submitted to his will. He has created each personality, he has ordered every gift and talent, and he has fitted his plan for each one -wholly unique to the way he has created them. Some of the ingredients will be painful, because God knows what is needed in the life and personality of each one to bring them to the finished work that is the goal of his plan for them.

It's your choice. If you think  you can better work out what you want in life, if you revere your wisdom higher than God's, then you're free to pursue it your way. But on the day you stand before him, he will show you what should have been, what could have been, what would have been, had you surrendered to his will for your life.

For those who followed him with all their hearts, he will look at them with joy at what HE accomplished in them. He will smile with delight as he welcomes them into his Kingdom and he will say:

"Well done, good and faithful servant;
you were faithful over a few things,
I will make you ruler over many things.
Enter into the joy of your Lord."
Matthew 25:21