Fighting God’s will
It has been 1 year since the borders of my country closed to all passengers. As someone who naturally enjoys staying at home with my baby boy, I relished the moments.
As one who is used to travelling almost monthly, the other night, I became extremely restless realizing that I had not travelled for a year. Preparing for bed, I had a sudden burning desire to go to South Korea. Yes, my love for South Korea, China, and Japan is well known among my family.
So, I went on Expedia and started looking at rates of hotels and plane ticket prices. I got so excited because prices were extremely low; this pandemic has destroyed the tourism industry, forcing companies to charge low rates. As I was about to press ‘book’, some little birdie whispered and said, “check their COVID-19 travel protocols before you book”.
Stubbornly, I wanted to refuse my acknowledgement of that voice. I wanted to go… I had to go to South Korea for my birthday in a few months! But my hands started shaking, and I felt nervous. I was not at peace. That is my warning sign.
With a slump in my stature, I groaned and started searching for South Korea travel protocols at this time. Almost to tears, I was upset to read that all visitors had to quarantine for 14 days once they landed in the country.
I obviously was no longer going to South Korea.
Fighting God’s will? My wake up call
Days later, I still felt miserable and upset. But God had enough of my attitude. As I was preparing for bible study, I read:
“Submit to God and be at peace with him; in this way prosperity will come to you.”Job 22:21
Ha, Ha, Ha. Have I told you how much I love my God lately? He has such an amazing way to bring you out of your funk and tell you like it is. Laughing, I responded, “Yes, Lord. Your stubborn child hears you loud and clear.”
When we fight with God, we will never find peace. We will never enjoy the fruits of life until we submit to His will. I know that there will be a day that I can travel again, but it will be in accordance with God’s timing and will. I am called to be patient.
Are you fighting with God? Are you stubbornly trying to get your way? Submit and rest in the knowledge that your obedience will bring prosperity to your life.
The heavens declare Your glory Lord. The whole earth proclaims Your goodness. But yet I still fail You and stubbornly want my own way, my desires. Forgive me Abba Father. Thank you for the absence of peace when I am making a decision that is not Your will. Lead me, gracious Lord, on Your path, for Your will to be done in my life. In Jesus’ name. Amen