Today, I read a quote from Betty Draper on Facebook, of a poetic, prayerful statement by Nancy Guthrie, and I was taken by its beauty and humility. I have changed it some in order to personalize it to express my heart's desire, and the frustration I, as a born again believer in Jesus Christ, feel being limited in this mortal shell.
I WANT TO SUBMIT
"I don't want to try to change God's mind---
His thoughts are perfect.
I want to think His thoughts.
But alas, my mind is incapable of it.
I don't want to change God's timing---
His timing is perfect.
I want the grace to accept His timing.
But alas, my patience is incapable of it.
I don't want to change God's plan---
His plan is perfect.
I want to embrace His plan.
But alas, I will only see it when I finally see Him!"
I rejoice in the knowledge that, at the age of seventy, I do not have long to wait until I am no longer limited in knowing His thoughts, knowing His timing, and seeing how it all works together for His glory, revealed in His wonderful plan! 1 John 3:2 says, "Beloved, now are we the sons of God, and it doth not yet appear what we shall
be: but we know that, when He shall appear, we shall be like Him; for we shall
see Him as He is."