When things are tough and we finally decide it might be time to turn to God, we usually prefer to present Him with a multiple choice question. We have considered our options and can’t decide between a couple. The problem with this approach is that we probably haven’t considered all the possible options. We may have eliminated options as being too difficult or too risky. We may not be creative enough to think of the best option available. We are left with relatively safe imperfect alternatives.
The God of the universe is infinitely creative with the power to make seemingly impossible alternatives work. When we are not hearing whether we should turn left or right, it might be because the best alternative is to go straight, to back up or to wait. We can’t limit God, but we can sure limit His ability to guide and lead us.
At the beginning of this football season, Cardale Jones was the third string quarterback at Ohio State. The two guys ahead of him were potential player of the year candidates. I don’t know if he consulted with God, but Cardale decided to do the tough thing, keep working and stay at Ohio State. He got to play the last three post season games there, the conference championship, the Sugar Bowl and the National Championship. He won all three and his team is the national champion.
God may have something tremendous and unbelievable for you. Give Him the chance to lead you to it. Don’t limit Him with short sightedness. Don’t be intimidated by circumstances or limited by the opinion of others. Shut up. Shut out. Steady your heart and stay open to all the possibilities. Avoid the multiple choice questions. God can handle a tough open-ended essay question. What should I do now?