“It is not for you to know the times or the seasons, which the Father hath put in his own power.” Acts 1:7
. . . . But we try to, don’t we? We feel a pull of God on our lives; a tugging to go here, or do this, or start that – and, we begin to question Jesus like the disciples did.
We want to know is it going to happen like this. We want the unfolding of the story now so that we will know how to proceed. We want to know the ins and outs of His plan for our lives. But, we don’t need to know the everything of everythings that we want to know! Yep, I said that on purpose 🙂 !
This is the opposite of the faith walk that we are called to. Think about it. Abraham was called to leave the familiar to step into the unknown which brought about a name and a legacy that would endure through generations. Hebrews 11:8 tells us, “By faith Abraham, when he was called to go out into a place which he should after receive for an inheritance, obeyed; and he went out, not knowing whither he went.”
He didn’t know! He didn’t know the plan of God! He didn’t have all the details. He just went! By faith, he stepped out where God told him to go and he “obeyed.” He didn’t question God and he didn’t try to figure the path out ahead of him. He just went!
There are certain parts of the plan that God will reveal, and the rest, as Jesus puts it, “the Father has put in His own authority.”
In other words, we have to trust Him to see to His part while we obey, step out, and see to our part even if we don’t know everything.