RW BLOG – DECEMBER 2018 – Judi Thompson
We often hear stories of how men don’t like to ask for directions, but we all are guilty of tossing the directions to something we are putting together in the trash. Maybe the operation of a new electronic device seems so simple yet we seem to think that with our vast knowledge and experience in life that we will be able to “put the pieces together” correctly. How many times have you had to go to the trash and dig out the directions to finish your project.
God has a plan for us and sometimes we accept that fact. We also deal with failure at times and when all else has been tried we realize we need a ‘reset’ to get back on track. No shame, no guilt, we just need to repent and move forward. Knowing that God is ultimately on our side, we believe that He will help us move toward that plan. I wonder what would happen if we didn’t set aside the directions that he has provided for us to build our lives. Would we be wiser? Possibly not end up with extra pieces we don’t know what to do with? Or maybe we’d end up not having some vital parts that were needed after we start. Do you ever remember plugin in a device and it didn’t work? Then when returning to the instructions it read “do this before you plug it in.“? Since we jumped ahead of the plan we find ourself in a pickle because it didn’t work. I’ve come to learn the “best practice” is to seek wisdom and council in hearing from God before we try to do it on our own.