Life is full of questions; some fairly simple; and others which can be quite complex. I’ve come to realize that in some cases, asking the “right question” can be more important that coming up with the “right answer.”
For example, many struggle with questions such as: ‘Am I living up to God’s standards?” “What is God’s plan for my life?” or “Am I making the right decision?”
In the preteen group I lead yesterday evening, I asked them “What does God expect from you?” which yielded many different answers; ‘Be kind to each other,” “live how God wants you to live,” and “obey your parents (and all the parents eyes open wide). All of which are excellent answers, but consider the words of Jesus in John 6:29 when He was asked, “what shall we do that we may work the works of God?”
“Jesus answered and said unto them: This is the work of God, that you believe in Him whom He sent.”
God calls us to one simple purpose… to believe in Him. From there, all other aspects of our lives can be affected, but void of that, we are left to struggle with the difficulties of life on our own.
We will all face difficult choices, in our families, our finances, and our faith; important decisions about our careers, our health and our future. But the one constant through it all should be our belief in Jesus and in His love for us.
Hopefully, you’ve already made that decision.