James 1:5a NASB
Since joining the Navy in 2001, my husband and I have moved 7 times. Each move involves more decisions than I care to recall. Decisions such as: Do we buy or rent? What area is the best and safest for our needs? How close is it to the base? Is it within our budget? Is it big enough? Too big? How much yard upkeep is required? Are there good churches in the area?
Once housing is secured, we start the moving process on base. What dates do we want the movers to pack us up and when do we want our belongings delivered? Will we move some of our belongings ourselves? Do I need to stay extra days to clean the house that we’re leaving behind?
Are you getting the picture here? Can you relate to what I am saying?
Regardless of what season of life we are in, most of us feel inadequate at some time or other when it comes to making wise decisions. You may be single and seeking whether to pursue marriage or serve God on the mission field. As a mom raising children, you are in constant need of wisdom to know now to answer the myriad of questions your kids ask daily. Choices regarding aging parents are right around the corner for many of us.
Decision overload! We face it all the time and are in desperate need of wisdom. Yet, our theme verse gives a simple answer – ASK! God is waiting. Take time to stop and ask. And then listen. [Digging deeper – Proverbs 2:1-2, 5:1, 7:4; Matthew 7:7-8; James 3:17]
Stay tune for Part 2 Wanted: Wisdom – Calm Seas
Wanting and asking,
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