Do you remember when you were a child?
You wouldn’t just walk away from your home without telling your family and asking permission.
In fact, you probably wouldn’t have made plans to do anything without talking to your parents first.
Virtually all your childhood plans were subject to the thoughts and guidance of your parents or guardians.
When you became an adult, things changed somewhat.
Being mature, many of your decisions could be made independently.
There was no longer any need to ask your parents about everything.
Still, it was a good thing to seek advice and listen to your parents’ opinions.
Parents are only human and, of course, they may not always know what’s best.
In thinking about this today, I was considering how we, as believers, have God as our Heavenly Father.
Even though we are adults, we are His children.
Unlike our earthly parents, God cannot make a mistake.
His judgment is always right and His guidance is perfect.
Knowing that, why is it that we make plans without asking what He thinks about it?
If we feel that we should seek the advice and opinions of our parents, shouldn’t we also ask the same of our Heavenly Father?
Shouldn’t all our plans be subject to the thoughts and guidance of God?
If any of you lacks wisdom, let him ask God, who gives generously to all without reproach, and it will be given him. But let him ask in faith, with no doubting, for the one who doubts is like a wave of the sea that is driven and tossed by the wind.