I’ve been passing the same road “improvement” project on my way to work for about 9 months now. Can’t figure out what’s taking so long. It’s only about a half-mile of pavement. Lots of activity, but not a whole lot of progress.
At least from my car-bound vantage point.
One morning last week I stopped at the red light and was able to watch for a while. Two guys in hard hats, reflective vests and steel-toed boots were staring intently at a huge pile of unrolled papers laid out on the hood of a big white pickup truck. Blueprints (or the road construction equivalent), I presumed. The hard hat guys looked serious. They looked like they knew what they were doing.
“Oh, so there is a plan here”, I sarcastically thought to myself, rolling my eyes.
They would have thought I was nuts if I had gotten out of my car and insisted that I had a right to see it, demanding to know what was taking so long and why no progress was being made. And they probably would have had me arrested, but that’s another issue altogether.
And it’s the same with God’s plans for my life. He knows what He’s doing even if it looks to me like not a whole lot of progress is being made or things are taking way too long. I don’t have the right to demand that He lays them all out for me. And sarcasm about the plan is out of the question.
I need to keep trusting, and keep moving. And leave the blueprints to Him.
Trust in the LORD with all your heart, and lean not on your own understanding. Proverbs 3:5
Commit your way to the LORD, trust also in Him, and He shall bring it to pass. Psalm 37:5
And if anyone thinks that he knows anything, he knows nothing yet as he ought to know. 1 Corinthians 2:8