What Does It Matter What God is Doing?

What Does It Matter What God is Doing?

I’ve been baffled as of late by what God is up to with Emily and me. This morning while I was praying I said out loud, “God what are you doing?”

The first thought that popped into my head was: What does it matter what God is doing? What are you doing Joël? 

I pushed the thought away. That’s unbiblical. But my mind started racing through scripture. I thought of the Parable of the Talents. (Matt. 25:14)

Now, hear me out. God’s plan matters. I need to make sure I’m always watching for what he is doing around me and getting in line with the plan. But on my most lucid day I will only understand a mustard seed worth of what he’s up to. I know his end plan – to bring himself glory – but how he does that is his prerogative.

I’m just called to do what’s in front of me. I often use lack of understanding as an excuse for inaction. I want to know how what I’m doing fits into the big picture. My part feels insignificant.

That’s why I think that thought was what I needed to hear this morning. This week. This year.

I may never understand why God is doing what he’s doing right now. But it doesn’t really matter. I just need to be faithful with what is in front of me and keep alert.