The angel of God has just given Mary a never-before-heard-of task to do – to bear the Son of the Most High. To anyone’s ears, this would sound crazy! I am not sure how I would react, but I am not sure I would have handled it as well as Mary did.
As she grasps to understand what this angel is saying, she asks the simple question: How will this be?
Many times God calls us to do things that seem impossible. Even in our quiet times we may read something in His Word which causes us to ask, “How will this be?”
I believe that in Mary’s story, God has given us permission to ask for clarity. He understands how we think. He understands that some of us like to have a plan. It is okay to ask, “How, God?”
But be prepared! He may not give you an answer beyond the next small step. God is always calling us to deeper things and sometimes He challenges us to simply trust Him and His Word. He asks us to step out in faith and believe that He is who He says He is. For me, that is when I have grown the most in my relationship with Him. By trusting, believing, and walking in faith.
Is there an area in which you need clarity? Don’t be afraid to ask God for more information – but don’t let fear of the unknown stop you from stepping into His plans!