When I was a child, I used to speak like a child, think like a child, reason like a child; when I became a man, I did away with childish things. –1 Corinthians 13:11
As children, we look up to our parents as the Alpha and Omega. They are the end all, be all. As infants, we rely solely on them for everything: food, clothing, shelter, and safekeeping. As we get older, we follow in their footsteps – at times literally- like a set of ducklings following their mother blindly and full of complete truth and perfect faith. As we grow we begin to ask more questions. Our faith chips away and we stop thinking our parents are perfect. While this can be unsettling, it reminds us that there is only one Alpha and Omega. We are called to follow God in faith.
Consider the GPS. We don’t ever question whether it will get us to our destination. We assume this piece of technology is always right. But who has a better understanding of the world than God? We have more faith in something made by man but cannot follow Gods will, Gods way. Why do we question it? I don’t think we question it as much as it’s not what we want to hear or it’s not what we are familiar with.
But if we don’t follow Gods way we end up like the hampster on the wheel going hard but ending up no further than where we started then as Him to help us, but only if it doesn’t take us out the cage. We can’t ask God to help us and tell us what to do or which way to go and put limitations on it. It’s like saying you want to get in shape but never leave the bed. It just doesn’t work like that.
Growth only happens when we step outside of our comfort zone. Change is always important, but it’s our natural reaction to try to control change. Unfortunately, we will never become who God calls us to be unless we give up our need to control things. This is what God wants us to learn. Will we trust him enough?