Which Would You Rather Have?

When God removes something from your life, what do you do? How well do you accept disappointment? Do you get angry with God? Or, do you shrug it off, and look for the next open door?

What do you really think is best? What God has for you, or what you have chosen?

Let’s just say that you wake up one morning to find that God has rearranged your life. Either He has allowed something in or out, or He has brought it to you or taken it from you. You are caught completely off guard. Sound familiar?

I think most of us have had a curve come our way. Sometimes, we are glad to see it. Sometimes, we want to weep over it. Sometimes, it’s just a mixed bag.

Let’s pretend that you get to choose what you want going forward. You can undo the situation, or you can live with it.

Do you want your steps ordered by the Lord?

The steps of a good man are ordered by the LORD: and he delighteth in his way.
Psalms 37:23

Do you want things to always remain the same? Scripture tells us that there is a time and place for everything.

To every thing there is a season, and a time to every purpose under the heaven: A time to be born, and a time to die; a time to plant, and a time to pluck up that which is planted; A time to kill, and a time to heal; a time to break down, and a time to build up; A time to weep, and a time to laugh; a time to mourn, and a time to dance; A time to cast away stones, and a time to gather stones together; a time to embrace, and a time to refrain from embracing; A time to get, and a time to lose; a time to keep, and a time to cast away; A time to rend, and a time to sew; a time to keep silence, and a time to speak; A time to love, and a time to hate; a time of war, and a time of peace.
Ecclesiastes 3:1-8

Do you want to walk down the center of God’s will for your life?

For we are his workmanship, created in Christ Jesus unto good works, which God hath before ordained that we should walk in them.
Ephesians 2:10

Bottom line. Would you rather die inside of the will of God or live outside of it? Would you rather choose in your limited vision what is best, or would you rather God – in His infinite wisdom – choose?

As for me, I think I’ll stick with God’s plan.


Today’s challenge is to ask yourself what you’d do if you had the choice. Would you trust God enough to go with what He chose? Would you want to back up and do things your way? Sometimes, it can be hard to trust God. Sometimes, the road is tough. Pray and ask God to help you trust Him enough to not be anxious when curves come your way and to give you peace in the direction He has guided your steps.