This week, I read a blog post on Inside out with Courtnaye about becoming a wise woman in 2015. This post really encouraged me and I actually decided to put into practice some of the suggestions she made.
In the Bible, the book of James 1:5-6 tells us “If you need wisdom-if you want to know what God wants you to do-ask him, and he will gladly tell you. He will not resent you for asking. But when you ask him, be sure that you really expect him to answer, for a doubtful mind is as unsettled as a wave of the sea that is driven and tossed by the wind.”
Basically, this means that if I don’t know what to do, I should ask God. Because He knows what to do. And because He is God, He knows the best and the right thing to do; so who better to ask than God Himself right?
This past week I was not in talking terms with one of my friends (Dina*), and I really struggled to know what to do. I was immediately going to call one of my girl-friends to ask for advise, and I remembered that God knows what to do.
So I asked Him.
I just said, ‘God, you know what to do. Please show me what to do. Please speak to me plainly and simply so I can understand what to do. I am not going to ask anyone else except you.’
That same day, I felt the Holy Spirit direct to speak to Dina. It was a conversation that didn’t get the issue resolved. But I could see light at the end of the tunnel. That same night before I slept, I told God, ‘Lord, I am not going to do anything about this. Please you sort it out. I won’t push this any further.’ The next day, the Holy Spirit just told me to remain calm and not to worry about the issue. Before the day was over, lo and behold, Dina made contact and apologised.
Now ladies, my point is this, many times we don’t know what to do and we tend to automatically call one of our girlfriends or whoever we are close to. I am not saying that this is wrong.
If you need to know what to do, He will direct you. He will tell you what to do.
All you have to do is ask. He did it for me, and He can do it for you too!
Read Courtnaye’s post on becoming a Woman of Wisdom here