Nov 17

No Guessing Games with God


Do you ever have those days when you feel you have to guess what to do? Are you guessing about decisions? We are never alone in the decision-making process. We have someone who knows what to do and is just waiting for our questions.

Think of holding a small rock in one hand and asking another person to choose in which hand the rock is held. After he picks the hand, open both hands and show if he is correct. Then you can put your hands behind your back and place the rock in either the same hand or another hand and play the game one more time, choosing another person to pick the hand in which he thinks the rock is held.

That game can go on and on, switching hands or retaining the rock in the same hand each round. Guessing games are fun but we never have to play guessing games with God. God can speak to us about decisions and directions through the Bible, prayer, other adults, believers, and teachers. He never makes guesses and makes us guess ‘which hand’ when we are wondering which direction or the best decision.

We learn in James 1:5 (The Message): If you don’t know what you’re doing, pray to the Father. He loves to help. You’ll get his help, and won’t be condescended to when you ask for it. Ask boldly, believingly, without a second thought. People who “worry their prayers” are like wind-whipped waves. Don’t think you’re going to get anything from the Master that way, adrift at sea, keeping all your options open.

Hold the rock in your hand and ask God which hand it is in. He knows and He will instruct you regarding the best choice for that rock or task in your ministry area.

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