Monday Motivation for Moms – What Do You Do When God Seems Silent?
by Sue Glashower
Have you ever felt like God isn't answering you?
What do you do when you are facing an important life decision and God seems to be silent?
You are not alone! I think we all struggle with this sometimes and wish he would just make the answer more clear to us. Sometimes I feel like I am not sure if I am just talking myself into something or if it is God putting those thoughts into my head. I can feel so sure about something one day and then the next day I am not sure.
As Christian moms and parents, there are many important decisions that we need to make. Where will our kids go to school – public school, private school or home school? Will we work outside the home? Will we be a stay at home mom? Will we start a business and work at home?
Does this sound at all familiar?
I think sometimes we expect an answer too quickly and God is telling us to be patient and wait. In this fast-paced world we expect everything "right now". It is so easy to get caught up in that thinking and expect God to work that same way. He will reveal the answer in time but it may not be the answer we want or as quickly as we would like it to be. Sometimes I think that God wants to see if we will trust him and wait for answers. He may use that opportunity to draw us closer to him.
"Wait patiently for the Lord; be brave and courageous. Yes, wait patiently for the Lord." Psalm 27:14
"But those who wait on the Lord shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings like eagles, they shall run and not be weary, they shall walk and not faint." Isaiah 40:31
3 steps to help you in seeking answers from God:
1.) Spend at least 15 minutes of quiet time with God each day. Make it a priority in your day, even if you have to get up early to do it.
2.) Write down your questions and concern, no matter how big or small they are. Be specific and bring those things before God. Keep writing down your thoughts each day as God speaks to you through scripture and prayer.
3.) Share with a Christian friend or family member. If you are facing a big decision in life it is good to find someone you can trust to talk and pray about it with. Someone may see something that you don't or be able to see it from a different perspective. It can be very comforting just knowing that someone else is praying for you and with you.
Just remember God is not trying to keep things from you or make you frustrated. He has a reason and a plan for everything. It may be that he is leading you in a different direction and it may not be what you expected but you can rest in the assurance that his plan will be the right plan for your life – even if you can't see that now.
Stay connected with God daily! Share your thoughts and comment below!