One Question I Always Ask Today
Most people close to me know this.
They’ve realized that there’s something I tend to do fairly regularly.
And to be honest with you, it’s something that I haven’t done in the past.
I used to rely on my own mind and conscious being and think that I could figure it out — because I always had.
But now, my reliance has changed drastically.
I’m much less self-reliant than I have been in the past while at the same time I’m more confident than ever before.
Here’s the question I ask seemingly constantly, “What did God say?”
If someone says that they’re going to spend $300 to rent a car for 24 hours (me) what did God say? Is that the way to be a good steward? Maybe not.
But, what did He say?
Seek and you will find, ask and you will receive, knock and the door will be opened.
What do you trust in?
At times, I have found it seemingly easier to trust in things like my own finances or my own abilities.
But then I remember to ask myself, what did God say?
And God says,
“Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways submit to him, and he will make your paths straight.” — Proverbs 3:5–6 NIV
It’s becoming easier and easier to rely on outside things rather than looking to God.
Nobody on earth today is perfect. We make mistakes in judgement and we mess up, that’s okay — God loves us anyways.
The key is the heart.
What is our state of heart?
Do we truly rely on God or do we rely on our own strength or lack thereof?
This leads me to the next point here.
What are you looking for?
Where are you going in your life?
There’s always movement, but in what direction?
Maybe you’re floating or coasting — but then the wind is taking you.
And if the wind is moving you, you are releasing control of your life’s direction… that means you also release control of your life’s destiny.
God created you for a divine purpose.
“I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made; your works are wonderful, I know that full well.” — Psalm 139:14 NIV
We are on earth for a purpose so are you moving closer to or further from your purpose?
Some people say that they don’t have a purpose in life.
Others have told me that they don’t know their purpose in life.
Many people claim that they can’t understand their purpose in life.
So to all that… I say, what did God say?
I hope that you’ve asked Him.
What are you living for?
For me, I’m living for the purpose that God has for me.
Do I know it fully? By all means, no, absolutely not. Not YET.
But each and every day I’m becoming better and I’m seeking God at a deeper level.
Asking God what your purpose is happens just as you might think that it does.
For me, I say something along the lines of, “Hey God, am I living out my purpose? Am I missing something? There are opportunities in front of me but which should I pursue Lord?”
Let’s be honest here, I don’t know about your relationship with God but I know about mine. I spend time daily in prayer and in the Word. I’ve never heard God audibly tell me anything but I have seen His guidance present in many ways.
We all live differently and strive for different things on this earth but we have one Creator.
We, as people of the world, have a mission, a purpose, and a reason for life. What is yours?
“Prayer and praise are both expressions of faith, but praise is a higher dimension of faith.” — Mark Battersonmedium.com
OBEDIENCE IN ACTION
What do you do without asking God?
What do you do without consulting your Creator?
Are there a lot of things? Why?
In the book Beyond Blessed, Robert Morris writes, “I’ve known lots of outstanding, successful stewards in God’s kingdom over the years. I’ve carefully observed their lives and disciplines because I wanted to learn from them. In the process I’ve discovered that all good stewards do three things:
They spend wisely.
They save diligently.
They give generously.”
So what happens when you ask God?
Well, you’d expect an answer and it’s fairly well-accepted among Christians that God answers in three ways:
3. Wait/Maybe Later
In his book The Blessed Life, Robert Morris emphasizes, “Hearing from God isn’t hard or complicated. The Spirit wants you to know God’s will and ways. He is always speaking. The voice of the Spirit is rarely a loud or booming voice. It’s usually a very soft impression. And, frankly, you can talk yourself out of it.”
That’s the truth. We must pray with expectation and listen to God.
The noise in this world is loud.
It’s tough to hear through it at many times and on many occasions.
It’s essential that we create peace and quiet and silence.