I don’t know how God knows and how He does it–all of us with idiosyncrasies going on and yet He speaks to them? In my Jesus Calling book today the devotional proclaimed that God knows us best and knows our thoughts, longings, and sees us through the eyes of grace. I knew this but the timing of being reminded was a huge hug.
In school, my professor and I had a discussion in which we professionally discussed the word judgment versus questioning. In that moment of our discussion I folded, but later I realized I was allowing his authority to influence what God was doing in my life and my journey. We were not talking about mechanical parts of the paper, grammar, or APA. Later that night I couldn’t rest because I realized that I had folded to authority and someone I admired. God has a work for us individually. I desire to not come out of my doctorate program being my professors, but who God is molding me to be. We can agree to disagree. God knows my heart–that’s the only validation I should long for. I did not want to sway my professor to my side, just listen and consider my point of view, not to discount it as wrong.
Today in church, my eyes literally saw the wrong verse on the paper of sermon notes. I went there and all heaven opened in my soul. Romans 14: 13 Therefore let us stop passing judgment on one another. Instead, make up your mind not to put any stumbling block or obstacle in the way of a brother or sister.
No way! I smiled. Thank you God. That was no accident! This was validation of the points I was trying to convey to my professor. I returned to the sermon and was blessed. Perhaps this seems so insignificant, but not for someone who struggles with taking a stand when the stakes are high.
God has a plan for each of us individually. He knows us. When he speaks to your soul, perhaps important people wont understand or think differently, but you only need validation from the one who knows you best–Jesus.