Amplified Bible (AMP)
8 For My thoughts are not your thoughts, neither are your ways My ways, says the Lord.
9 For as the heavens are higher than the earth, so are My ways higher than your ways and My thoughts than your thoughts.
This verse rings so true to me in this season. This season of refining and molding where God is constatly showing me that I don't always know what is best. Sure I'd like to think I'm always right but that certainly isn't the case. The Lord is constantly humbling me in this area. :)
Let me give you a little bit of background.
I tried out for the Choir at Church about 2 months ago and I was eccstatic! I had waited for over a year for these tryouts and I was so ready to go! I love singing so much and I couldn't wait to do what I love all while serving God with the talent He gave me.
I left the tryouts that night thinking I did horrible! I was so afraid that I wouldn't make the Choir and that maybe singing wasn't something that I was supposed to be doing. But lo and behold a week later I got a call telling me I made it! I was so excited and ready to see what God had in store.
My first practice I walked into Church fully expecting things to go just like I had planned. Welp they didn't. (I'm sure you saw this coming! haha)
I was convinced that I would be an Alto in the choir. For those that don't know Alto's sing the lower end of the girl spectrum. Which is what I've always loved to do, it's what I feel I'm good at and I had told the Choir director this during tryouts. So imagine my shock when she tells me I will be a soprano from here on out!
I seriously treated it as if it was the end of the world! I was about to burst into tears right then and there-I'm sure pregnancy hormones had a little something to do with it though! lol
So I made my place as part of the sopranos and resolved to give God my all. I knew this wasn't a coincidence. And you know what? God started to mold me. He started showing me good things about being a soprano, positive things. He showed me that He is stretching my voice-something that I've never had to do.
I'm so thankful that His ways are not my ways and His thoughts are not my thoughts. My prayer is that He continues to shape me daily. To change my heart to make it look more like His. Sometimes stretching is hard, I'm not going to lie. But I always look back over my shoulder and see that God is transforming me from the inside out. My prayer is that He refines my heart into something He sees as beautiful.
"Create in me a clean heart, O God, and renew a right, persevering, and steadfast spirit within me."