"Ask, and God will give to you. Search, and you will find. Knock, and the door will open for you." (NCV)
What is God saying?
God will honor His followers' proactive approach to life.
What is God saying to us today?
Most Christians believe that God has given us free will - the ability to determine our futures by the choices we make. Yet, many of us wrestle with this idea of "God's will" when it comes to making decisions. Some Christians even go to the extreme of not initiating any major life choices, because they think that those things would automatically happen if they were God's will. Why try to date? If/when God wants me to be married, He'll send someone to me. Why apply for a different job? If God wants me to change positions, He'll have them contact me. Why get medical treatment? If God wants me to be healed, He'll do it Himself. And so some Christians have a very suboptimal experience in life, because they are extremely passive. But, God tells us throughout Scripture that He has given us the freedom to make our own choices, to be proactive in our lives - and promises to help us along the way.
What is God inviting us to do?
Are you waiting for God to make your decisions for you? God invites us to exercise the freedom of choice He has given to us, and He invites us to work with Him as we make our decisions