My husband is constantly asking questions, it used to really bother me, he was always interrupting my programmes to ask something I deemed as irrelevant! Now though, it’s something I quite admire him for. He’s brave enough and confident enough to ask questions at all times, he’s courageous enough to say when he doesn’t understand something and as a result, he is always learning, growing in wisdom and knowledge at every opportunity.
I’m not quite sure what happened in my life to stop me from asking people their opinion or advice, there must be some reason I hold myself back but I’m unsure of it at present. This is an issue though, and God knows it.
Get all the advice and instruction you can. So you will be wise the rest of your life.
You can make many plans, but the Lord’s purpose will prevail. Proverbs 19:20-21
So, I’m to take advice but ultimately if I get it wrong God will make sure what He planned WILL be revealed, right?
After hearing a sermon last year about using our natural gifting for the God’s glory I decided I would start planning lots of fundraising events for the church. I was so excited to get on and do things for Jesus I made a couple of early day mistakes.
The first mistake I made was to not pray about it, was this the will of God?
The second was to not ask anyone else if they thought it would be a good idea, I ran in all my excitement to the leadership team and said:
“I’ve got all these plans to raise money and I’ve booked all these dates!” You can guess what happened next.
The first event came around and whatever could go wrong, did go wrong! The rain came lashing down, the roof started leaking, the electrics were at risk of blowing, people didn’t turn up, it was a complete shambles.
Needless to say, I repented for my hasty decisions and canceled all other events until I had the go-ahead from the bossman! Note to self, never, ever make a move without diligently praying first.
So my method for seeking God’s will for any plans now is:
1. Ask questions, seek advice, and see what others in the church or around you think.
2. Pray ask God to confirm that this is a desire He placed there, ask Him to show you scripture to support this.
3. Don’t rush things, be patient and worth for His go before moving.
Love & Blessings