Monday, September 07, 2009

Stopping to Ask for Direction(s)

(The Gospel of Not Good Enough, prequel)
"If you need wisdom, ask our generous God, and he will give it to you. He will not rebuke you for asking." (James 1:5, NLT)
“It doesn’t hurt to ask,” say the people who think it doesn’t hurt to ask.

But sometimes it hurts, doesn’t it?

Are you one of those people who hate to stop and ask for directions? I don’t exactly hate it, but don't tend to do it.

As followers of Jesus what a remarkable privilege it is that we can stop and ask for direction, quite often receiving it. Sometimes this comes through the rare, clear, conviction, “This is the way; walk ye in it.” Other times when we ask for guidance we may see it only in hindsight: having asked, we have been led.

Yet how often we choose the route of stubbornness, unwilling to stop and admit we're lost, to let someone else tell us the way to go. “I’m pretty sure I can figure this out on my own; I’ll just go a little further down this road and maybe I’ll start to recognize where I am,” we quietly think, all the while getting more and more off course.
"So we must listen very carefully to the truth we have heard, or we may drift away from it." (Hebrews 2:1, NLT)
Series: The Gospel of Not Good Enough

The prequel: Asking for Direction(s)
Part 1: Waving the White Flag of Surrender
Part 2: Best Week of Your Life

Part 3: Pretty, Popular, Good

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