I just read a short article that popped into my email this morning. There was a sentence that stood out to me,
“Instead of going to the most qualified source, we ask the colleague who is most accessible.”
This struck me especially hard as I read it. You see, the premise of this blog is that if I stay rooted in God’s instructions, I will prosper. “Prospering” will look different for each area of life and it doesn’t mean only financially. And even what financially prospering means won’t necessarily be the word’s definition.
But I get off point. My point is that as I go about my life and pursue life, it is easy for me to forget to seek the advice and counsel of the creator of the universe.
I guess it’s because I still have a disconnect between the everyday events of life and the spiritual realm. The truth is, if I believe the first Proverb, everything has a spiritual element.
This is difficult for me to wrap my mind around. Most of my mental energy these last couple weeks has been used on learning about online blogging and ways to create a revenue stream from it and how to create content that people actually want to read. Sometimes that has meant writing a blog article for someone else who is paying me, and sometimes it has been looking into how to create a niche blog to make money as an Amazon affiliate.
As I navigate this new online world, I have so many routes and directions I can take and I get overwhelmed. I don’t know which path I should take.
But for some reason, I don’t think to ask the one who cares most about me what He thinks I should do. And one of the lessons I have learned as a new Dad is that God cares about me simply because I am his child (to see the lesson learned, go to #4 in this post).
What this means to me is that, unless what I am wanting to do is going to be bad for me, God wants me to succeed and learn and grow. And you know what? He is the best source of advice that I can ever hope to have access to…that anybody, ever, can have access to.
It seems weird to me to ask God, “What product line should I focus on for a new niche blog I want to start?” But if believe Jesus when he says that if God cares about the little sparrow, how much more will he care about me, then I have to believe that he would want me to come to him with my request.
Kyah can’t talk yet, but anytime she crawls over to me and wants me to pick her up, I am thrilled to do so. It is extra special when she chooses to come to me. I believe this is straight from the heavenly Father’s heart, given to my heart as a reflection of His love.
Whenever I have a decision to make…which really is all the time, my first response should be to go to the one who has all the answers.
And I know His answers are reliable and trustworthy.
Thanks for reading! Thoughts?