Here a sign. There a sign. Everywhere a sign, sign…sigh…
Have you ever asked for a sign? Then you get what you think is a sign and believe, “Aha, this is it!” And, then you sadly discover, “Oh, this wasn’t it.”
As a single lady, I find myself looking for signs, not for the “one” because that’s lame, but for the guy I am to marry . (Okay, maybe this is still “the one” sign dressed up as a lovely, yet clear sign of denial, disguise.)
In the past I have ignored the signs, the obvious signs that ‘this guy is NOT the one’. I am a smart girl, but for some reason, I will ignore these blatant signs in favor for the sign that I want to be THE sign.
It probably has something to do with my density. Or perhaps my stubborn heart. I don’t really know what it has to do with, but in the past I have felt God letting me know that the “sign” I am looking for is actually an idol.
I put more hope in the sign, than I do in God.
Romans 15:8-13 says, “For I tell you that Christ became a servant to the circumcised (Israel) to show God’s truthfulness, in order to confirm the promises given to the patriarchs, and in order that the Gentiles might glorify God for his mercy. As it is written,“Therefore I will praise you among the Gentiles, and sing to your name.” And again it is said, “Rejoice, O Gentiles, with his people.” And again, “Praise the Lord, all you Gentiles, and let all the peoples extol him.” And again Isaiah says, “The root of Jesse will come, even he who arises to rule the Gentiles; in him will the Gentiles hope.” May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace in believing, so that by the power of the Holy Spirit you may abound in hope.”
I am finding more peace lately. I feel like God has grounded me. I am seeing things more clearly lately, and I don’t think this is of my doing.
I still struggle, but I find myself praying for wisdom and knowledge – considering my density, this is not a bad prayer to pray.
James 1:5 says, “If you need wisdom, ask our generous God, and he will give it to you. He will not rebuke you for asking” (NLT).
I have no idea what God’s plans for me are, but “Aslan is on the move”. (C.S. Lewis, The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe.) I think my job is to choose to have hope in God. I have to actually take a step toward him in faith, trusting He is good and that He has my best interest at heart – always!
As to signs, here is the song coincidentally called “Signs” from the Five Man Electric Band just for the fun of it. I heard it at the gym and it made me recall a recent conversation about “signs”.