When God Doesn’t Live up to Your Expectations

No, God doesn’t need any help. He has his own plans and his own ways of doing things. And they’re usually not according to our expectations.

But if people are watching and things don’t move according to popular expectations, then we’re in trouble. Or we think that God’s reputation will be on the line. God is not worried about his reputation – why are we?

Aaron’s sons Nadab and Abihu wanted to make sure they looked authentic before the people. Instead of waiting for fire from heaven to come down and burn up the sacrifice, they offered their own solution. They decided to add their own fire to the sacrifice. They got the desired effect. But God was not pleased (Lev 10:1-3).

Allow God to work at his own pace. He doesn’t need us to help him out. When we allow God to move as he pleases, He will be glorified and pleased.

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