I love going to church on Sunday night because our pastor is like a different preacher. It is a much smaller crowd, much more intimate, and I think he just lets his guard down a bit more. Tonight he was using 2 Samuel 7:1-17. This is the passage where King David wants to build a temple to house the Ark of the Covenant, But God has a totally different plan. David wasn't trying to do something wrong but it wasn't God's timing for the Temple to be built.
It really got me thinking. How many times do I think I'm doing what God would want because it is a "good cause" or "something for the church" but God didn't need my help or even ask for it. I was also reminded of Abraham who left all he knew to go to a new land that God would give him and he never made it there, but with faith he continued to go the path God sent him. Moses never made it to the promise land but he continued to be faithful and obey. They trusted that God had a plan even if they didn't understand it.
Waiting on the Lord, being faithful in the everyday things that he asks of us, listening and then obeying. It really isn't that hard... why do we act like it is? I hope this week I stop and wait and listen before just jumping right in. It might do me some good to actually ask God what his plans are... he may just tell me.