Although we never know where the spiritual blessing will go, we do know that the blessing hand of the Lord always crosses man’s natural maneuvering. …The Lord’s crossing His hands may be evil in your eyes, but it is altogether beautiful in His eyes. Blessing does not depend on your maneuvering; it depends on God’s desire and selection. In any selection we make there is the possibility of maneuvering according to our taste or choice. Do not maneuver, and do not be disappointed. Rather, believe that the Lord’s hand will cross over to you.
We have seen that Joseph tried to hold back his father’s blessing hand. This indicates that man’s natural concept holds back the Lord’s blessing hand. In the church life, the Lord will raise up many we do not like, and some of them will become the best elders. Surely I have had my human feelings, concepts, and tastes. But my natural concepts have been crossed out. We simply do not know from which direction Saul of Tarsus will come. The one you think is the best may turn out to be the worst. But one of the opposers will become today’s apostle Paul. Although you do not like him, the Lord likes him. Many will be raised up who do not fit your concept. (Life-study of Genesis, msg. 95, by Witness Lee)