Jon Taylor – Lead Pastor
This is the start of a new series in our theme this year of “God At Work” – God At Work In Wisdom, taken from an Andy Stanley series.
We all have regrets in our lives. Why did I do that? Why did I say that? Why did I let him/her back into my life? Why didn’t I listen to them? In this new series of God at Work in Wisdom, we’re exploring how we can move beyond our mistakes and our regrets. Acquiring and learning and acting on wisdom is the focus of this new series.
According to Andy Stanley, there’s one question that can save you at least 90% of the heartache, tears, mistakes and regrets in life. But the problem for many of us is we don’t plan on not failing in our life. We drift in the direction our culture is taking us and then we wonder how we ended up in that situation.
But if we would to begin to ask this one question and act on the answer to that question, we would see a big change. We all need to begin to ask a question that can answer almost everything. The question is simply: What’s the wise thing to do? There are three different ways we looked at applying this question.
In light of my past experiences, what’s the wise thing to do?
In light of my current circumstances, what’s the wise thing to do?
In light of my future hopes and dreams, what’s the wise thing to do?
Begin to ask these questions of every opportunity, every invitation, and every decision and see what God does! And remember, if you feel you lack wisdom, “you should ask God, who gives generously to all without finding fault, and it will be given to you. But when you ask, you must believe and not doubt, because the one who doubts is like a wave of the sea, blown and tossed by the wind. That person should not expect to receive anything from the Lord. Such a person is double-minded and unstable in all they do.” James 1:5-8
Don’t be double-minded. Don’t be an unstable person. Ask God for wisdom. Ask what is the wise thing for you to do and then do it. And get ready for some significant life change!