I kept looking for a bottle of something in our bathroom vanity this morning, and couldn’t find it anywhere. I kept questioning myself as to if I had thrown it away or not. “Surely I hadn’t”, is what my mind kept repeating. I looked and double checked, even checked a third time, w/ no luck. I finally went back in a bit later to look a fourth time, and there it was. Right in the very front of the shelf, couldn’t miss it.
My conclusion? I was looking for a white bottle (as it had been in the past), but it was actually an orange bottle. What I was looking for really was right in front of me, however, because I was searching specifically something else, I kept overseeing it. Is this how we are sometimes w/ God’s plan? When we are searching for something, an answer, a why, a reason, a sign, are we overlooking what is right in front of us? Do we focus so much on the specifics that we miss what God is clearly telling us in plain sight?
From my study notes in the “Life Application Study Bible“: The desire for spectacular signs may cause us to ignore the more subtle miracles God is working every day.
My learned lesson of the day… Be open to God’s will. His answers, His whys, His reasons, His signs. It might not be what I had expected to be, but it’s there 🙂