If you need wisdom ask our generous God and he will give it to you. He will not rebuke you for asking. But when you ask him, be sure that your faith is in God alone…… James 1 : 5 – 6 (NLT)
If you are anything like me you might find it hard to ask for help of any kind. I am the type of person that will do whatever I can by my own strength first to figure something out, and then if I can’t that is when I ask for help.
Trying to do things on my own sometimes causes a lot of frustration on my part and as well for others around me. It is then that I hear those words of ” Why didn’t you just ask for help?” ……. – Stubbornness – Pride – Embarrassment.
God’s word is clearly saying ” If you need help ask“ and so many times we don’t.
We go through life with trying to keep “The Appearance”.
One hundred present of the time the solution is right in front of us but we don’t know it or see it. – Reminds me of a saying that my mom would say to me growing up when I was looking for something. She would say “If it would have been a snake it would have bitten you” Meaning it’s right there in front of you.
God is saying the same thing. I am right here just ASK. As for me, I know and I know that before I start off to do anything that the first thing I should do is ask for wisdom, but I don’t always.
So many times the bible is just sitting there and it’s usually the last book that gets picked up in times of need. But in reality, it should be the first thing we pick up, because the bible is so full of answers and that if we just sought those answers instead of our own or others our lives would be in much better shape.
I am so guilty of this, and I ask God all the time for forgiveness as well as for help. I know that if I just stopped and asked things would not be so complicated. But no Stubbornness – Pride – Embarrassment alway stand up first and say;
“No you try first and then if it doesn’t work, then call on God.”
That’s not what God wants and neither do I.
God, I know that your wisdom is greater than anyone and that you have the answers, I just need to use my faith and turn to you and believe….Help me to do this.