Time with God - Aug. 6, 2010

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Friday 6th August

James 1:5

But if any of you lacks wisdom, let him ask of God, who gives to all generously and without reproach, and it will be given to him.

When facing a difficult decision, ask God for wisdom and then wait for Him to give it! He knows we need His insights and He promises to give generously.

This passage is not about getting an answer from God about which way you should go in the decision. Rather, it is about asking God for the wisdom to make the decision yourself — the wise decision.

There are times when God gives a person absolute confidence about what He wants them to do, but very often God does not give this kind of direction. Often God simply gives the insight for a person to see the best way forward themselves. And this insight usually takes time to develop.

If you are impatient and jump to make your decision immediately without waiting for wisdom and insight to develop, you will very often regret it. We don't like to wait, but that is often exactly what God wants us to do. Ask Him for wisdom and wait for it to develop.

And don't wait passively. Rather, be actively seeking the Lord, spending time in His word, praying about the decision, getting different perspectives on it, increasing your spiritual insight on the situation.

Use the mind He's given you, but use it wisely.  

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