It was getting near bedtime when the husband asked his wife, ‘Do you fancy a cup of tea before we go to bed?’ She replied, ‘That’s a good idea, are you going to make it, or shall I?’ His quick reply was ‘Oh I’ll let you make it’.
Without a moment’s hesitation her reply was there – ‘WRONG ANSWER, TRY AGAIN’.
Are we sometimes like this with God? In our better moments we say, ‘yes Lord, I will go where you want me to go’. Then when the crunch comes and we realise what He is asking us to do, do we turn round and say ‘Wrong answer, try again’. Is it a case of – Lord I don’t mind doing this or even this, but please don’t ask me to do THAT!
When we ask God what He wants us to do, we need to do it in a spirit of openness and trust. We need to ask in the knowledge that He loves us and will not ask us to do anything that He won’t give us the strength to do. If we ask with exclusion causes, we are not asking in trust.
When you next ask the Lord what He wants you to do, just check you’re not saying ‘wrong answer – try again’.
© Graham Wilson 2020 All rights reserved.
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