“I just don’t know what to do.”
I’ve heard this phrase several times over the past few weeks when meeting with people. It’s because they’re in a season where direction is unclear and destiny is on the line. After explaining their situation to me I always ask the same question.
“Have you asked God about it?”
Their responses were all the same — yes.
To which I clarify the question: “Not have you thought about it. Have you legitimately shut the door, got into the presence of God, and clearly asked God what to do about this situation?”
Their responses were all the same — no.
Many people believe they’re seeking God for answers when they’re actually just thinking about their problems.
And we all know that thinking about our problems can quickly turn into worry. Matthew 6:27 says, “Can all your worries add a single moment to your life?”
It’s worthless to worry when you serve a loving Father.
However, the Bible instructs us shortly afterwards in Matthew 7:7-8, “Keep on asking, and you will receive what you ask for. Keep on seeking, and you will find. Keep on knocking, and the door will be opened to you. For everyone who asks, receives. Everyone who seeks, finds. And to everyone who knocks, the door will be opened.”
It’s that simple. If you have a question, ask God. And if He doesn’t answer, keep asking.
Two years ago I asked God to give me a word about my future. After praying I flipped open my Bible to Ezekiel 48:1 and read this portion of scripture, “the territory of Dan is in the extreme north…” that word from God is what confirmed I was supposed to move to Stockholm a year later.
So what have you been worrying about that you’ve neglected to ask God about?
- Which job should I take?
- Where should I live?
- How will I pay these bills?
- Who should I marry?
- What am I going to drive?
God usually doesn’t answer questions we’re not asking.
I encourage you, ask away.