then I listen…
and, when God points out my next step, I need to do it.
It’s a big mistake to ask God for guidance and then not do what he says. That choice is going to cost me. It’s going to cost you. There will be consequences. Our perfect Father is not going to miss this ‘teaching moment’. So, when I ask, I better be willing to do what God says.
The Israelites asked Jeremiah to find out if God wanted them to go to Egypt. God gave them a clear and loud ‘no!’ but that’s not what they wanted to hear so they went anyway – an extremely bad and costly decision.
A friend of mine told me this week that she has begun telling God ‘whatever’. Not – ‘whatever, I don’t care’. But – ‘Whatever you want, Lord. Whatever you have planned, Father. I’m good with whatever you decide – just let me know if I’m supposed to do something.’
That’s a huge ‘whatever’.
In my life, I have found that it’s the perfect place to be. When I say ‘whatever’ to God, I’m acknowledging that I am SO not in control. And I’m trusting in the One who is. I am also committing that I am willing to ‘whatever’ he wants.
Facedown on the floor, I say ‘whatever’ to the Creator of the Universe. I say ‘whatever’ to my all-power Father who loves me and wants the best for me.
Surrendered. Right where he wants me.
Whatever, Abba. I trust you.