by Darla Noble
Thus says the LORD who does it, the LORD who forms it to establish it; the LORD is his name: Call to me, and I will answer you, and will show you great things, and difficult, which you don’t know.
If you want to know how to make a pie, you use a recipe. If you need new glasses you go to the eye doctor. If you need help with your finances you seek out someone trained and experienced in financial matters. So why, then, do we have such a hard time going straight to the source when it comes to learning what is best for us?
God, the one who created us, is the ‘straight to the source’ place we need to be going to know who we were created to be and what we were created to do. That’s right—God created each of us for specific and unique purposes. But unless you ask God to show you who you really are and let Him direct you along the journey that is meant to be your life, it won’t happen. You’ll be like someone hiring a math tutor to help you get a grasp of the French language.
In a world where self-acceptance, self-discovery, self-worth, and self-confidence are as elusive as the end of a rainbow to a great many people, it only makes sense to put your trust in the One who has all the answers to the questions you have about who you are and what makes you so special.
Today’s verse tells us that God wants to show and tell us amazing and wonderful things. All you have to do is ask.
Do It: Spend some time in prayer today; asking God to tell you what He wants the next step in your life to be…then listen, watch, and wait for Him to answer you.