Most pride themselves on their ability to think using certain mental skills such as deductive reasoning. Often as a result, problems are solved and sometimes disasters are averted. Many companies test prospective employees to determine if they have this ability. Unfortunately, there are some that score very low in this area and may fail to get the job they are seeking.

But then, is one always deficient and thus less desirable without this skill? Not necessarily. You see, it could be that they are relying on their ability to connect with God to seek answers to life’s problems.

We make countless choices and decisions every day of our lives. But how many of those are made after consulting with the One who has all of the correct answers? If we are honest, we may need to admit that God is usually left out of most or even all of our decision-making. Is it no wonder that we make so many mistakes? God does not enjoy it when we go our own way without Him. He wants us to walk with Him, not pridefully go it on our own. The scriptures are filled with verses that tell us to listen for his still, small voice.

“And your ears shall hear a word behind you, saying, “This is the way, walk in it,” when you turn to the right or when you turn to the left.”  Isaiah 30:21

Many times we are like strong-willed, defiant children jerking our hand out of our Father’s grip and darting out into the street. Then when we get plastered by a disaster the size of Mack truck, we come crawling back to Him begging for help.

“And this is the confidence that we have toward him, that if we ask anything according to his will he hears us.”    1 John 5:14

Many times we become captivated with both the cares of life and the magnificence of ourselves. Then before we realize it, we discover that we have moved far from God’s will for our lives.

Dietrich Bonhoeffer said it best: “We must allow ourselves to be interrupted by God.” The best place for that to happen is on our knees as we seek His instructions. .

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