It’s almost springtime. I can see the daffodils and crocuses. The trees are about to burst with their leaves and I can smell it in the air. It’s that time when I look forward to switching my winter wardrobe to my new spring clothes. But does God really care about what I am going to wear? I’ll never forget when I asked Him.
“Oh God”, I uttered, “what in the world am I going to wear today?”
Actually, I really wasn’t asking God. It was just a remark to myself. I certainly wasn’t expecting an answer, but I heard a little voice inside say, “Wear your brown suit.” Now that wasn’t what I wanted to hear. I was tired of that plain old brown suit. I had worn it enough. Why would I ever want to wear that when I could opt for my pretty little white skirt and yellow pastel pullover with all the accessories? BORING! So you know what I did?
Yep – I chose to wear what I wanted. And because I did, I missed the Lord’s instructions for that day.
Unlike what I expected, it was a cold winter day for spring had not arrived yet. Consequently, I froze the entire day while working at my desk. In addition, I received an unexpected call from the company’s director and was called into his office. Was I dressed in my best professional business attire to make a good impression? Oh my goodness no!
Now some of you may be thinking, who cares? But I cared. And I know God cared enough to tell me. It’s just that I wasn’t listening. That day God taught me some incredible lessons.
- He cares about even the smallest things that concern me.
- He knows what I’ll need before I know myself.
- He will answer the questions I have, even when I’m not formally asking.
- His words are definitely more wise than my thoughts or plans.
- I should listen more carefully when He speaks. AND
I can still wear my spring clothes but it’s better if I wait until His perfect time – SPRINGTIME!
Therefore humble yourselves under the mighty hand of God, that He may exalt you in due time, casting all your care upon Him, for He cares for you. 1 peter 5:6-7