At some point, even the smartest of us faces a dilemma. A decision that could go either way. Should I grab a cup of coffee or keep working at my computer? Should I reply to that email with strong words or gentle words? Should I really be spending this money? Should I reach out to the person who hurt my feelings?
These are just the beginning. Think of all the major life decisions. Get married? To whom? Take the job offer? Sign the papers? Move to California? Move from California?
God loves it when you don’t know what to do. Here’s why. He is God, and you’re not. You don’t know everything, and he does. You don’t know everything there is to know about any of the decisions you make today. Sometimes that frustrates you. Sometimes that overwhelms you. Sometimes that influences you toward a bad decision.
God doesn’t shake his head, roll his eyes, and think, “Not again. Can’t you just make a good decision for once?” Instead, God helps. He usually doesn’t take the decision away from you but allows you to work through it even when it’s difficult. But he does equip you with what you need to decide well.
“If any of you lacks wisdom, you should ask God, who gives generously to all without finding fault, and it will be given to you” (James 1:5).
Since you lack wisdom, admit it and ask God for help.