On Thursday, while watching the news, I heard a reporter ask a student, “What are your drills like for an emergency?” One of the students answered something to the extent of: They don’t do anything to prepare you for a school shooting like today. After I heard that question and response, I thought I am going to ask my kids the same question when I pick them up. So I did, and they said the teacher turns off the lights and they close the windows and try to go into a corner. I asked, “What if you are not in a classroom? What if the door didn’t get closed in time? What if the teacher is in shock or hurt?” As I continued to flood them with different scenarios, they said, “Well, I don’t know?” I responded, “I don’t know either.” One thing I do know is when you don’t know what to do, ask God. So I urged them if you are ever stuck in one of those situations, I want you to ask, “God, what should I do?”
I think even as adults; we don’t ask that question enough. We stress about things and may ask for God’s help, but we don’t directly ask, “God, what should I do?” For instance, today, I wanted to hurry and go to the next thing in my day, but I heard, “I want to talk with you, but I want to hear you first.” Then I opened up my Bible and read 1 Kings 3:5, where Solomon had a dream that God said to him, “Ask what I should give you.” That’s a specific question, just like “God, what should I do?” Asking these questions brings wisdom because it’s a question that requires more than just a yes or no answer. These types of questions put us in place to receive instruction, and instruction is what we need.
What are you asking God today?
James 1:5 TPTAnd if anyone longs to be wise. Ask God for wisdom, and he will give it! He won’t see your lack of wisdom as an opportunity to scold you over your failures, but he will overwhelm your failures with his generous grace.