Happy Wednesday to you!
I am certain that you can relate to the experience of starting a new job, entering a new relationship, or joining a new club. With these experiences come an array of emotions. Initially, you may be overjoyed and excited. As time moves along and you begin to think about the future, anxiety or fear may surface. Despite these feelings, you make the decision to embark upon the new journey and accept all that comes with it. Thus, you settle in a new routine and life goes on. There’s just one question I have for you? Before pursuing the opportunity or committing yourself to another routine, did you seek counsel? On second thought, let me ask you another question. To whom did you go for advice?
Many times, when we are presented with opportunities, we let our emotions serve as our guide. In a mode of excitement, we commit ourselves to positions and people without thorough research. Some of us go to our parents, our significant other, or a sibling to find out their opinions. Although our loved ones are capable of sharing wisdom, we forget to seek advice from the greatest counselor. In other words, we fail to seek God’s instruction.
You see, there are times where God will affirm the advice of our loved ones. Then, there are times where God will give us better advice. For instance, your sister may be just as thrilled as you are about an internship and tell you, “Go for it! You have all the right qualifications and nothing to lose.” Afterwards, when you go to God in prayer, He reveals to you insight on the opportunity that you didn’t attend to. Perhaps, you didn’t recognize that the mission and efforts of the organization goes against your moral values. Or, there’s another internship that you applied to that’s closer to your home and willing to pay more. Maybe, God will tell you to wait and accept the alternate internship. Failure to seek God’s counsel could’ve caused you a great deal of discomfort and frustration down the line.
Ultimately, I want you to make it a habit to seek God first concerning all matters in your life. Choosing a school for your children to attend? Seek God first. Looking to purchase a new home? Seek God first. Thinking of proposing to your significant other? Seek God first. Planning a summer vacation? Seek God first. God’s yes is for your progression. God’s no is for your protection. So, don’t be afraid of His counsel and always be willing to accept His instruction.
In the comment section, feel free to share an instance where you sought God’s advice or failed to inquire of Him. How did your choice impact your life? I look forward to reading your response!