Your way, or Jesus’ way?
In Luke 9:12-15
12 Now the day began to wear away, and the twelve came and said to him, “Send the crowd away to go into the surrounding villages and countryside to find lodging and get provisions, for we are here in a desolate place.” 13 But he said to them, “You give them something to eat.” They said, “We have no more than five loaves and two fish—unless we are to go and buy food for all these people.” 14 For there were about five thousand men. And he said to his disciples, “Have them sit down in groups of about fifty each.” 15 And they did so, and had them all sit down.
You will notice here that the disciples actually used an imperative sentence toward the Lord Jesus Christ about their present “situation.”
Yet, Jesus answered back with an imperative sentence as well but since He is Lord, the disciples might be wondering “How?” but we see that the disciples just proposed a solution that seems not really a solution that could work. That is where faith starts to rise – when you propose a solution. To make it happen, is the we could see on verse 15, “And they DID so, and had them all sit down.” – OBEDIENCE.
Sometimes, we are like the disciples. We come to the Lord Jesus asking Him to do something for us, yet He has His own way. We tend to lay down our options and solutions to our problems to God and ask Him to do it for us. Imagine how rude we are sometimes in our prayers. Yet, at the end of the day, God knows best and His ways are perfect. just like the disciples did, we could just fully obey God when He finally gives us instructions on how to deal with our present circumstances.