I’m often put in the position of advisor. Along the way individuals have asked how I’ve learned about living. Here’s what I recently told an individual:
My education comes from family, friends, and even strangers who continually demonstrate and teach by example and words. I’ve had the privilege of lifetime-learning from a variety of professors, pastors, teachers, and books.
I’ve gained experience by putting what I learn into practice, which is a refining process, often more painful than not. Consequently, I’ve spent a significant amount of time re-learning what is true.
No matter what I’m learning, God has faithfully guided me while encouraging, counseling, comforting, and helping me move through it all.
Here’s one important truth I’ve learned . . .
God answers when asked.
I advise individuals to ask God about all matters of life, making it a daily practice.
Why do I advise this?
I’ve learned and re-learned it’s key to living the best life.
The thing is . . .
Asking is our responsibility . . . but easily missed. It needs to be put on the life-list as a first response.
Sometimes it becomes a last resort when nothing else seems to be working.
What I’ve seen and experienced is . . .
God answers. Doors open. The impossible becomes possible. Endings become beginnings. More becomes a reality.
So my advice today comes from *Jesus’ words . . .
“Ask and you will receive. Seek and you will find. Knock and the door will be opened.”
*from Matthew 7:7
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