Someone says something really spiritual or you hear about an event where great things happened – and you weren’t the one to say it, or you weren’t there. Why can’t that be me?
Today as I was randomly selecting a passage to read, 2 Samuel 2:1 took me here:
“In the course of time, David inquired of the LORD, ‘Shall I go up to one of the towns of Judah?’ he asked. The LORD said, ‘Go up.’ David asked, ‘Where shall I go?’ ‘To Hebron,’ the LORD answered.
How many times have each of us prayed – … earnestly – waiting and seeking an answer – yet it seems that God just didn’t respond. I’ve been there hundreds of times, and just reading this passage made me jealous of David (and God’s response).
Then I wonder . . . if I did truly hear from God, how obedient would I truly be? If I asked God today what He wanted for my life, would I respond if I heard Him?
I think back to the day I received (or “accepted,” I should say) my calling into ministry. I know that had that day came earlier in my life, I’m not sure how I would have reacted.
As a lost child, [mind you not “bad,” but lost], would I have laughed at the Lord had He told me to preach the Gospel? Would I have blasphemed God right to His face had He told me what He wanted?
It makes me wonder and sit in awe of how well God truly knows us. It’s almost as if He’ll give us any answer we desire, IF we are prepared to accept the sacrifice, the outcome, or the challenge.
Maybe you’ve been praying for something for a long time that you need an answer to. Why then, isn’t God answering me . . .