“If you need wisdom, ask our generous God, and he will give it to you.”
~James 1:5

“Invite your desire to change jobs for coffee,” I suggested to my friend who wants a new career but is hesitant to take action.

“Do what?” he asked.

“Put away your phone, make two cups of coffee, and sit down at the table. Put a cup of coffee at an empty chair, and pretend that your desire to change jobs is having coffee with you. Ask it questions. Get to know it better. It’s a part of you that needs attention. Respect what it has to say.” I explained.

“Sounds sorta weird, but I think I’ll give it a try,” he replied.

“I’ve always felt that when I invite the part of me I am at odds with, or scared of, for coffee, God reaches down and touches my heart and gives me wisdom in the answers that come forth,” I said. “I’ve learned over the last five years of recovering from my brain injury, that asking questions is a far better way to maneuver through life than assuming I have all the answers and forcing my way through,” I said. “The decisions I’d make on my own, without a deeper understanding, would very often not be the best decisions I could make.”

“That makes sense,” my friend said.

When we need guidance in our lives, all we have to do is to ask questions. Don’t be afraid of the parts of you that are unsure, or frightened, or hesitant, or pulling you away in a new direction. Invite those parts for coffee. Sit with them. Ask questions. Listen to the answers. Know that the Spirit of God that is inside of you will reveal to you the answers that you need. He wants what is best for you. He won’t lead you astray.

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