We all have dreams – situations that we’re believing for, or circumstances that we want to see turned around. Too often when we pray we tell God how to do it, when to do it, and who to use to do it. But there is one problem with that – God’s ways are not our ways and His thoughts are so far above our thoughts. God doesn’t always do things the logical way, God uses unorthodox methods. If you have any preconceived ideas of how you’re going to be promoted, get healed or experience restoration, lay it aside – it won’t happen the way you think! You have to stay open, let God out of your box; you may only see one way that it could happen. God already knows how to promote you; He knows how to get you the finances you need to send your child to college, or buy that new car. But if it doesn’t happen your way, if you’re not careful you’ll get discouraged and start thinking that it’s never going to happen. Often a person gets passsed over for a promotion on their job only to find out that they ended up with a better one. What you don’t realize is God can close one door on purpose because He has something much better for you.
God can use whoever He wants to use, save whoever He wants to save, bring good out of whomever He wants to. God used Rahab the prostitute to save the people of Israel. He used a donkey to speak to Balaam. He used Pharoah’s daughter to take care of baby Moses. A lot of times, God IS answering our prayers; it’s just not the way that we expected. God may not use the people you were expecting and it may not happen on your timetable. But this is what faith is all about – faith leaves the details up to God because He knows better than you do what’s best for you and when you are ready to receive it. Take another look; maybe God has answered your prayers, just not the way you thought.
One reason God does it His way and not our way is so that He will get all the glory. God is an out of the box God. His plan for your life will not always be logical, or reasonable, or what you had planned. But if you stay open to God, your miracle will be much bigger, better and more rewarding, than you ever imagined. Sometimes God has to push us to our next level. He wants to not only bring you out your problem, but He will do it in such a way that you will have to give Him the glory because you could in no way have achieved victory on your own. God has 1000 ways to bless you; when they show up, are you going to recognize His blessing and walk it out? Trust God to heal you, promote you, restore you and bless you His way!