“The heart of man plans his way,
but the LORD establishes his steps.”
Proverbs 16:9 (ESV)
When I ask Him to allow me to serve Him more, when I ask Him to “send me” I have to trust that
sometimes, He sends me and doesn’t let me in on the reason why.
sometimes, I get exactly what I’ve prayed for – He allows me to serve Him more – and I don’t even realize it.
sometimes, He allows me to be a part of His story while not allowing me to read that part of the book.
My obedience doesn’t need to follow my understanding and it doesn’t need a promise that understanding will follow my obedience.
The only prerequisite is prayer.
And prayer needs to be the FIRST thing I do, not the last resort after I’ve tried everything else.