Have you ever just ate one M&M or one potato chip? I can’t think of one single time that’s occurred for me. It’s just something about them that calls me back for another one. And then another one. Even when I tried these new popcorn chips, which I didn’t like, I gave it more than one try. For you, it might not be either of two that has you reaching for more. But there is bound to be something that you refuse to settle for just one.
If food, clothes, shoes, or technological gadgets can have us (me) craving for more than one, why is it that we (me) settle for acknowledging God on a matter just once? Ouch, is what I said when this was brought to my attention today. The other day a friend of mine told me that I think too much. Admittedly, I consider myself more of a thinker than a talker but I was prodded by the spirit that the reason for some of all that thinking is that I’m not doing enough acknowledging in my life. You see when I’m thinking, I am pondering ways to fix this, correct that, and predict the future. In essence, I’m taking matters into my own feeble hands. The thinking gets me super glued to what-if(s) and how.
When all I really need to do is trust and put into practice Proverbs 3:6,
In all your ways acknowledge Him, and He shall direct your paths. (NKJV)
It’s not enough to acknowledge God once but it’s something to be done continually. He does not become tired of us coming to Him about the details of our life. He promised to give us direction. If I’m feeling lost, perhaps it is because I have failed to seek His counsel. So even if you asked God once and you did not hear anything (because that happens to me a lot), remain consist in your acknowledging.
Linking up with Tracy for Winsome Wednesday.