Someone posted this little story on our God Journey blog this past week. I’ve not heard this story before, but I love what it says and found my heart screaming, “Me too!”
A wise man was once asked, “Do you wrestle with God?”
The wise man replied, “Yes.”
Then he was asked, “Do you hope to win?”
“No”, said the wise man, “I hope to lose!”
The best things I’ve discovered on this journey have come out of deep wrestlings with God, often in my own selfishness or ignorance hoping he’ll come to see it my way and give me what I think is best.
It’s in the wrestling with him through my own frustrations and disappointments, fears and anxieties, often over significant chunks of time that the light finally dawns and I see into a wider world where I come to see the folly of my own thoughts and ideas and come to rest in his.
And that is always good. Losing is good when it happens with a Father who loves us more than we can possibly conceive.
Don’t despise the days of wrestling with him in the deepest part of our soul. It is part of the process and can be a portal to great freedom.
I tried to resource this little story and could not find it posted this way anywhere else on the Internet. If you know first said this, I would enjoy knowing. Thanks.