On Second Thought
(#264 from Suffer Well Devotional Series©)
Second thoughts are common to you My loved children. They depict an inner battle to maintain options for what might be “a better choice. “I, your Father, do not share in such struggles. I know there is no second-best choice, no Plan B. You need to accept that all of My thoughts are absolute perfection the moment I think them. I only have Plan A. I only think perfectly and I long to bring you into My way of thinking.
So we understand each other, let Mosheh (Moses) remind you, “And Yahweh was sorry that He had made man on the earth, and He was grieved in His heart [mind].” (Genesis 6:6) What do you believe is happening when I tell you I was “grieved?” Do you think I was intimating that your disappointing actions surprised Me? Or, did I know all that would happen the moment I spoke creation into being? I exist outside of time and space as you know, for I have said, “My ways are higher than the heavens.” It’s true; then tell Me, why would I be grieved?
Here is some valuable spiritual insight loved one. I express emotion to reveal My heart [inner thoughts]. My heart was grieved, filled with pain. My “emotion” is to show the depth of My love for My children. For instance, the flood was Plan A child, not an afterthought. I desired that you would recognize the lengths you would go to in order to deny My Fatherhood, My right to discipline My sons and daughters (Proverbs 3:11-12). The fall; the flood; the covenants; the birth; the death; the resurrection; salvation; the perfected temple, and dominion—all Plan A. There were no changes in design along the way. Everything was decided before day one of My creation (John 17:24; Ephesians 1:4; 1 Peter 1:20).
Like Adam, I gave you all the option to obey. “If you love Me, keep My commandments.” (John 14:15) You know you didn’t. And to whom did He swear that they would not enter His rest, but to those who did not obey? (Hebrews 3:18) You have second thoughts and you give yourself options! You cannot enter My rest in rebellion and that is “My grieving heart filled with pain.”
However, do you actually think I have to reconsider My own thoughts? Wouldn’t this lead to the inevitable conclusion that I Am flawed, and could potentially blow it? My plans are eternally perfect the first time! They are perfect from the moment I think them! Yes child, you have always been Plan A, whether you liked it or not. And it is My immense love for you that will not allow Me to leave you the way you are. No longer will you struggle with options. The mental gymnastics it takes to ponder My “perfect will” as opposed to My “permissible will,” as if I have two heads, will cease! I Am One, and everything comes under My One perfect will!
Shaul said, “I am a bondservant of Yahshua the Messiah, called to be an apostle, separated to the good news of the Mighty One.” (Romans 1:1) A bondservant is a voluntary slave who was given the option to leave slavery, allowing for the ability to make personal choices (which always lead to a fall), but instead volunteers to stay in bondage to his master knowing that true freedom is found in recognizing that there is no better option than to serve his benevolent master. This is your only choice loved one. Can’t you see it?