My husband was looking for his reading glasses one night while I was in the middle of cooking dinner. As I watched him search room to room and back again, I could see the look of frustration on his face. I knew he needed my help, but I was busy making sure dinner didn't burn!
I tried coaching him from the sidelines "maybe they are in your office?" "Did you check in your truck?" "retrace your steps!" "I know they are somewhere, I saw you with them just a bit ago." Unsuccessfully we attempted this cat and mouse game of "Where are my hubby's glasses?" until I decided he needed a fresh set of eyes to guide and help him. I found the glasses in our bathroom sitting on a magazine clear as day and when I came out and showed him he was shocked! He responded with a "I looked there and didn't see a thing!"
It was at that moment I realized that when we go into a panic mode of doing things in life we can become blind to the things right in front of us. Sometimes we need others to come along side of us to slow us down and see more clearly. We can make bad decisions from rushing through something because we need to do it now, or are too impatient to stop and clear our heads, minds, and sight!
I always have people pray over me before my speaking engagements so God can help me clear my mind to the words HE wants me to speak. If I went out and spoke blindly to people out of fear, insecurity or self imposed ego the message would be quite different and not in a good way.
There is a verse in the Bible "Search me God, and know my heart; test me and know my concerns. See if there is any offensive way in me; lead me in the everlasting way" Psalms 139:23,24
Don't go through life blindly rushing around with your own agenda! Ask God to guide you and help you see clearly the path He has for you. It's a much better plan than any plan you may have alone.
What have you searched for in your life this week that has left you frustrated or upset? Do you need to search in a different way or look for it somewhere else? Ask for help with someone who's opinion you trust to help you come up with a better plan.
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