TODAY’S PROPHETIC WORD
God is speaking to you in many different ways. He will give a confirming word to you by two or three witnesses. Incline your ear to hear what the Lord is saying.
WHY ASK WHY?
As a Christian, I find myself connected to the pain and grief of those around me. As a Texan, I find myself in unwanted territory more times than I can count. In those tough places, you will never find the right answers if you are intent on asking the wrong questions.
This crazy world produces so many curveballs and blind-sided ninja slaps that it becomes easy to think we need to know the answers.
When it comes to life’s big questions, if you are not careful, you will find yourself stuck on a question you can’t get past. Like a needle stuck in a scratch of an old record, you repeat, “Why, why, why, why?”
Know this: why is the wrong question. You can never expect an answer when you demand to know “why” from your Creator. Though you may feel you have the right to ask the why’s of life, the truth is that why is an invalid question. Asking invalid questions over and over will make you invalid, or paralyzed, unable to move forward or progress.
As God pointed out to Job, you and I are not qualified to ask the why’s of life. Until you can wrap your head around the mysteries of the universe, you are simply not capable of understanding the why answers.
The bottom line is this: Until you are eligible to ask why, it just isn’t productive to demand a question when there is no way you could possibly swallow the answer.
Instead, try asking “What does this mean?” or “What do I do with this?” God can work with that and you’ll likely get an answer that will lead you to upgrade.
“Who is this who darkens counsel by words without knowledge? Now prepare yourself like a man; I will question you, and you shall answer Me. “Where were you when I laid the foundations of the earth? Tell Me, if you have understanding.”
– Job 38:2-4
TODAY IS A GOOD DAY TO STOP ASKING “WHY.” INSTEAD, FOCUS ON WHAT GOD IS TRYING TO TELL YOU AND HOW YOU CAN WORK WITH HIM FOR A POSITIVE OUTCOME.
From my book Best of the Brewer