Then I heard the Lord asking, “Whom should I send as a messenger to this people? Who will go for us?” Isaiah 6:8 (NLT)
Recently, I got a call from a friend asking if I wanted to help with something. The something was rather large and will take a lot of commitment for a long period of time. I told him I'd pray about it.
As I was praying, I was giving God my 'what ifs." What if my time is too pressed? What if with this on my plate there is too much work to do? What if you don't want me to do this and I'm walking down the wrong path?
As I went over this in my prayers, I started hearing different questions. What if I am sending you? What if this is exactly where I want you to be? What if I am going to do something great in this? And then, do you trust that I am in control? That was followed by two Bible texts.
We can make our plans, but the Lord determines our steps. Proverbs 16:9 and
The Lord will work out his plans for my life—for your faithful love, O Lord, endures forever. Psalm 138:8
Over the next few days I wondered how many time God asks "Who will go for us?" and we ask the wrong what if questions (out of fear) and don't budge. Instead, shouldn't we be saying, like Isaiah, "Pick me! Pick me!" (This is accompanied by excitedly jumping up and down.)
I decided to say yes and leave it in God's hands. If he wants me there, he will work it out. And if he doesn't, it won't work out. I am definitely learning a new level of trust and I am super excited to see where he leads.