I paced the floor and finally stopped and just said what I wanted to say,
Me: “I’m disappointed in you.”
God: Yes, I know how you feel.
Me: It was a good plan. I asked for your help.
God: You wanted me to sign-off on it?
God: So you worked out all the angles and knew what was best?
Me: Of course.
God: Can we talk about this?
Me: What for?
God: Because if you’re willing to listen I have something worthwhile to say to you.
Me: Okay, go ahead. … I’ll listen.
God: All right let’s give it a try. When you asked you told me what you wanted.
Me: I did.
God: You weren’t thinking of what I wanted for you … for us.
Me: No wait I …
God: I’m not surprised by your behavior.
Me: But I …
God: Exactly, you only considered your situation from your limited viewpoint.
Me: Well I …
God: You forgot to consider my perspective.
Me: Um, no I …
God: For my sake and your sake I do what’s forever best.
Me: But Lord, it was a simple request.
God: Yes, a simple request.
God: Fortunately, my plans aren’t things you can manipulate.
Me: You mean you’re reminding me that my life is in your hands?
God: Yes. Mercifully I decide what and how things will take place.
Me: OK, I give up. What should I do?
God: Ours is a relationship, include me. Invite me into your day, cooperate, and trust I’ll do what’s ideal.