Here's week 2! Thank you to all those who shared their story from last week reflection, so that others may feel less shame in theirs. And I believe, in much the same way, God's heart is broken when he sees our pain and struggles. He has nail prints in His hand as the result of His suffering. This week, we will focus on what distracts us when it comes to decision-making. Distractions can reveal what we love and who we trust.
We all know how the old saying goes 'two wrongs don't make a right, but they make a good excuse'. But let's be real, how many of us consistently follow this 12-word quote when it comes to decision making? I know I've fallen prey to letting others make the decision for me more times than I can count. When we want answers fast, we desperately seek opinions from others including Instagram, websites, self-help books... but how true are they?
The story of king Nebuchadnezzar is a classic human error when we rely on the wrong source for advice. King Neb had a dream and called his advisors who are magicians and astrologers to interpret his dreams; however, no wise man, medium, magician, or diviner is able to make known to the king the mystery he asked about. But there is a God who reveals mysteries (Daniel 2:27).
Daniel was the only one who could tell the king what his dream was and interpret it, because he went to seek God's counsel in prayers. If we know God has the answer key to solve our problems, can we go to him in confidence? Or are we going to seek the approval of others, who may not know what we need in this time and season?
God Wants You to Know
Think about your own life for a moment. Name something or someone that is currently distracting you from seeking God's direction first.
When do you have the most difficulty praying?
What would a distraction-free life look like for you?