Wednesday, May 29, 2013

Ask!

If any of you lacks wisdom, you should ask God, who gives generously to all without finding fault, and it will be given to you.  James 1:5

 I downloaded a new app for my phone.  It was an app that lets you know how far you walk or in my case work.  I thought this would be excellent because it measures the speed and distance so it would help me in preparing for 5k’s that I run.  I hate running the same course, but I like to know that I am actually running 3.1 miles or more each time.  I opened the app went to my routes; it said I didn't have any routes bookmarked.  No kidding, I had not used it yet. I went to a different section; routes near me.  They were all in an adjacent town, three miles away.  Nope still not right, I want to walk run from here, not three miles away!  After spending nearly 20 minutes trying to make it do what I wanted, I finally broke down and did the only sensible thing to do in these circumstances.  You got it
!  I called my daughter who was already using the app.  She pointed out how to get it to track my course from where I was, and I was good to go.

As I was walking, I was thinking about how often I do the same thing with God.  I lack understanding in an area, but instead of going to the author of wisdom; the one who is the embodiment of wisdom what do I do? I try to figure it out myself rather than go straight to the source of wisdom.  In fact, I am often guilty of not asking for wisdom at all either because of pride or because of stubbornness. Imagine how much easier our life would be at times if we just asked God for understanding rather than wait until we have no other answers.  Thank you God for reminding me to ask you for the wisdom I need.  When I do, I'll be good to go.