Why does Jesus thwart my plans?
Because my biggest need is not reaching my goals, but more dependency on Him. The Spirit sometimes uses a thwarting to open my eyes, freshly convict me of my sin of independence/agenda. Ahhh.
Giving me what I want, just strengthens my independence/willfulness/confidence/agenda/pride/competitiveness, which causes me to judge others, love poorly, want my way at the expense of others. Even though I now suspect a knee-jerk, unconscious effort to appear humble to others. And myself. Good Christian.
But sometimes He gives me what I want, just to let me see over time, how overrated independency is. Willfulness-addiction is worse than any substance-addiction, because it’s respectable. Success is not a bad thing, but very dangerous.
Only dependency leads to amazing joy and incomparable peace, that have nothing to do with circumstances. Ahhh.
–DumbSheepDave, sometimes pinching himself because of the difference his Shepherd is making in his life lately, hoping the pre-believers around him are noticing the difference
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