The Lord wants you informed and aware. That is why He always let’s His people know what is happening.
David chose on his own to number the people of Israel. This was not the Lord’s doing. This was his pride. This was him operating outside the will of God. He paid dearly for it!
It’s amazing what an expert potter can do with a raw lump of clay. Out of nothing, a potter can make something useful, something beautiful, something special.