God's Hand in the Mix
by Berni Dymet

Acts 16:6 They went through the region of Phrygia and Galatia, having been forbidden by the Holy Spirit to speak the word in Asia.

Have you noticed that sometimes, things don't turn out quite the way we had planned? Have you noticed that?!

And when that happens, sometimes I want to go to God and have a whine and complain and ask Him, "Why is it that you didn't make this happen for me? Come on God - why?!"

Sometimes you know I've even prayed for something that I really wanted to happen, for months, for years … only for it not to turn out the way I wanted.  Hmm.

A few times Paul the Apostle wanted to head off to minister in one direction and he was forbidden and prevented by the Holy Spirit from doing so, because God had different plans; plans that suited His purposes, not Paul's.

And truly when I look back on some of the things I've asked God for - I realize how wrong they were, or how much better God's plan turned out, even though it didn't quite feel that way at the time.  

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