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Some days we don’t know what to do
Not just what to do, but the best choice to make in the moment. The wisest decision for the long term. For the person standing in front of us.
Just yesterday I found an empty chair and put my head in my hands. I was frustrated. I didn’t want my emotions — which were all over the place — to rule.
In those hard places, we can be honest with God.
Lord, I have no idea which way to go next, but I trust you’ll show me. Give me the words to say and the words to hold back. See these emotions all over the place? I need direction.
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. James 1:5-6 (The Msg)
I’m not going to pretend that I’m all-wise, but there are 10 questions that I’ve learned to ask myself when wisdom feels elusive.
#1 – Have I prayed about this?
When we pray, the Lord will lead toward wisdom rather than away. He desires the best for us.
#2 – Have I acknowledged how I feel?
Stuffing our feelings is never healthy. We don’t have to wallow in them or shout them out to the world, but we do need to give them room to breathe. Acknowledge them.
I’m angry. I’m hurt. I’m confused. I feel let down. I feel out of control. I feel alone. [Read more…]