Acts 26: Trusting God’s Plan
Acts 26 points out the plans of God and how they often times work together in ways that we would have no way of planning. After Paul presented his case to Agrippa, he did such a good job that they were ready to drop the charges against him.
Act 26:30 And when he had thus spoken, the king rose up, and the governor, and Bernice, and they that sat with them:
Act 26:31 And when they were gone aside, they talked between themselves, saying, This man doeth nothing worthy of death or of bonds.
Act 26:32 Then said Agrippa unto Festus, This man might have been set at liberty, if he had not appealed unto Caesar.
Interestingly, other than the Jewish people who were trying to get Paul in trouble, nobody really found him guilty, but he kept going from trial to trial. As we see here, he might have been able to go free, but because he had filed an appeal, he was going to another trial. However, Paul continued to persevere. He did not rant and rave against the system. He did not complain about injustice. He continued to go to Rome. He continued to do what he knew was going to happen anyway. He had been told by God that he was going to Rome. He knew that that was the plan.
We often times wonder what God might be doing. Certainly, I know I have plans, and there are some talents I think God has given me to use in certain ways. However, I might be wrong. God might have a different plan for my talents. Like Paul, I know that I need to be, and by extension, I know that all of us need to be, willing to follow that plan. That certainly involves flexibility, and it involves trust. We need to trust that God knows what is ultimately best for us. That is hard. However, Paul can be a good example for us.