God is Never Surprised

I read something thought provoking from Debbie Macomber’s book God’s Guest List. I have been served thoughts to chew on regularly as I read this book. She wrote, “The gift of being challenged and profoundly changed is a gift we often resist with every fiber of our being.”

living well, authentic living, life coach, true intimacy, women's mentor, warrior and advocate for women, emotionally healthy living, recovery, it's what matters most, gratitude

 

This reminds me that God is never surprised.

So, yeah. I totally get that. I never really thought of it as a gift…more like an opportunity in disguise. But I get it. I get the resisting part, though I’m not sure why I spend so much energy doing so. It’s where we get to see what we’re made of and where we stand in our beliefs. And that is indeed a gift.

She said a friend once asked her, after having dealt with a particularly challenging time with a child (or two), “Do you think any of this took God by surprise?”

Uh, no. I totally get that too. Though I don’t understand it, I am resigning myself to the fact that His ways are higher than our ways, and His thoughts higher than our thoughts, I do on some level get it.

Living life on life’s terms goes hand in hand with this biblical concept.

Nothing takes God by surprise. I am learning this and finding great comfort in that.

There are many things in my life I would do differently if I had the chance, choices I would re-think if I could. I can’t. So I resign myself to that as well and am choosing to embrace the gift of change…with a little resistance thrown in for good measure.

 

3 thoughts on “God is Never Surprised”

  1. First off I want to say great blog! I had a quick question in which I’d like to
    ask if you do not mind. I was interested to find out how you center yourself and clear your head
    before writing. I have had a tough time clearing my mind in getting my thoughts out there.
    I do enjoy writing however it just seems like the first 10 to 15 minutes are wasted simply just trying
    to figure out how to begin. Any suggestions or
    tips? Cheers!

    Feel free to surf to my web page :: ufa1669 เครดิตฟรี

    Reply

Leave a Comment