“It is the glory of God to conceal a matter.” ~ Proverbs 25:2
- Who to date.
- Where to go to college.
- Who to marry.
- Where to move.
- What job to take.
- How to respond in a certain situation.
Are we praying about it? Yep! Are we wanting to do His will? Yep! Are we seeking wise counsel from Godly people? Yep! And yet it still eludes us.
According to this verse, perhaps it’s because God is concealing it. But why would God do that? That doesn’t make much sense does it?! Surely God wants us to know His will for our lives doesn’t He?!
One reason God conceals such matters is because He wants something more for us than simply knowing His will; He wants us to know Him!
God’s not hiding His will hoping we’ll never be able to figure it out. But he does play hide-n-seek. Not because He doesn’t want us to find His will but because He wants us to find Him. If He put it out in plain view we would likely chase after His will instead of pursuing Him.
The scariest scenario in life isn’t getting God’s will wrong, it’s getting God’s will right but barely coming to know Him in the process.
You could love the right spouse but lose your first love.
You could find the right career but then make it your god.
You could perfectly respond in every situation but not know God.
That’s why He doesn’t just write His will for us in the clouds. At the end of the process He wants us to know something far greater than what we should do with our life or what we should do next.