Growing up one of the things that my Dad taught me in the car was to give directions. I was the one who sat with the Melways (before the GPS) and worked out the best way to get to where ever we were going. I was the one who said, “Turn right 200m ahead”. When I graduated to be the driver, one phrase that consistently was in the vocabulary was, “I know where I am going.”
How true this can be in our lives. We want to be the one who gives the directions and tells God this is where we should be going; this is what we should be doing. We don’t want to be one asking for the directions.
Even in our relationships and marriages how many times do we ask God for directions?
Some people think God is not interested in our relationships. After all, he’s got a universe to keep going. But he is interested; he made us! First Corinthians says, “And don’t be wishing you were someplace else or with someone else. Where you are right now is God’s place for you. Live and obey and love and believe right there. God, not your marital status, defines your life.” 1 Corinthians 7:17 (Mess)
I understand the hurts that can exist in some relationships, but the incredible promise of God’s Word is that he can bring beauty into any relationship. Not perfection, but he can bring beauty. Both people in the relationship have to agree and it will take some struggle to get there. But to give up is nowhere in the plan or purpose of God. That’s why we need to go to God for direction and guidance.
If you don’t know what you’re doing, pray to the Father. He loves to help. You’ll get his help, and won’t be condescended to when you ask for it. James 1:5 (Mess)