Have you ever had an argument with God? If you do not understand this question, consider this. Perhaps you have experienced a strong pull on your conscience to do something you knew was the right …
Have you ever had an argument with God? If you do not understand this question, consider this. Perhaps you have experienced a strong pull on your conscience to do something you knew was the right thing to do, but you adamantly resisted it. Finally, you “persuaded yourself” not to do it.
Or the opposite happened. You knew something was the wrong thing to do but you vigorously pushed ahead to do it anyway.
The tug between right and wrong that often overwhelms us, can be considered the argument that we have with God. You can always tell which side is His. He is always arguing for you to do the right thing and always arguing for you not to do the wrong thing.
When you win an argument with God, you lose. When you lose an argument with God, you win. “For I know the plans I have for you,” says the LORD. “They are plans for good and not for disaster, to give you a future and a hope.” (Jer. 29:11)
The point of this is that God always wants what is best for us and, if we will cooperate with Him in obedience to His plan, we will see the positive results in God’s time.
When we insist on choosing our own way, we open ourselves to disaster. Trusting God to fulfill His gracious plan for us is the only way we declare our faith that believes God is working His perfect plan for us.
This is the declaration of faith that the Apostle Paul made when he wrote to the Romans: “We know that in all things God works for the good of those who love Him, who have been called according to His purpose.” (Romans 8:28 NIV)
What is your plan? God’s plan for you is better. What is your idea? God’s idea for you is better. What is your destination? God’s destination for you is better.
If you argue with God to have your way, He may let you have it. That is not what is best for you. His choice is always best for you.