Let’s throw it back to school. Remember when the teacher was talking about something, and it seemed like everyone else knew what she was talking about, but you sat there looking around scratching your head? You had no idea what the teacher meant, what you had to do, or how to even do it. But you never asked. You didn’t want to seem unintelligent or as if you weren’t paying attention.
So you left it. You casually asked friends and they tried to explain to you, however you still didn’t understand.
Sometimes we can sit there scratching our head when Jesus is talking to us. We don’t understand where we are meant to be going or how we are meant to get there. We act like we have our prayer lives together, and we know where we are headed. Yet, in reality we are doubting if we are truly hearing God’s voice, and thinking that our prayers are bouncing off of the ceiling. It’s not that we don’t trust God; it’s not that we aren’t faithful, we just don’t understand the situation.
It is at these times that we must seek God’s face and press in in the prayer room – turn off our phones and get down on our knees. Not getting up until we feel a break, a hope, and an understanding of where we’re going. Not our own understanding, but being inspired by the understanding that God gives us. We cannot blindly hand in the project hoping we kind of touched on what the teacher asked of us. We must ask the teacher to show us. Only then will we be able to do our best work. We learn what is needed, stay faithful and do our part, and then we hand it to the teacher, the author of our lives. He is the one who knows us better than ourselves, so let’s be sensitive to His voice. Proverbs 3:5-6