Go to God! What?
When people use to ask me in my past. Did you ask Father [GOD] about this? Did you ask Pastor about this?
I use to look at them like uh of course I prayed about it....but I didn't see a real reason to ask/talk to the Pastor.
However, before we do anything - we should always SEEK God!
The reason to go to your Pastor - is to seek Spiritual advice from your Leader. We all need guidance and Pastor's are gifted to help people in that regard. [...honor those who are your leaders in the Lord’s work. They work hard among you and give you spiritual guidance. Show them great respect and wholehearted love because of their work. 1 Thessalonians 5:12-13 NLT]
BUT to be honest, as a Christian many of us don't do that and I am just as guilty! After my failed marriage, which has now been two years. I really realize the importance of going to GOD in prayer and seeking His guidance and not that of my own....on what I feel is right, etc. At the time, I thought I was doing what was right - we both prayed about it but we both had something to gain from being married. So, honestly I feel and know that we both put our own selfish desires before that of God. He wanted to be married for a reason and so did I. We didn't really seek God with our whole heart, like we should have...and that's one reason we are not together anymore.
AND since my failed marriage....I have been yearning to know GOD better. I really learned a lesson from that....
AND I'm still learning and growing. One reason, in the past why it was hard for me to go to God about everything...is b/c when ever I wanted to do something. I did it. Those last teen years, living at home with my mom - nothing against her but she had her own agenda. I was like in charge of everyone to some degree. So, if I wanted to do something. I didn't seek anyone's approval. I only seeked my own approval b/c that's all I really had...
So, b/c of that lack of having to go to a higher authority to some degree. I believe that's why it is hard for me to seek someone else's approval in my personal life. I didn't have to do that as a child. So, I didn't really know how to do that as an adult.
AND nowadays - I see others going down the same path as I did and it bothers me b/c I don't want them to make the same mistakes I did in my youth. So, when I feel I should say something to them, I do.
I feel that, those of us who are mature and know better now - maybe we didn't know better back then BUT now that we do - we should really seek out to help others, who don't know but do it in a loving manner.
Thankfully, as I am growing more and MORE I am SEEKING GOD in ALL I DO nowadays! AND I am also, wanting to talk to my Pastor about things...haven't done it yet but I actually feel the need to do it now.
As we all grow, in Christ - I pray that we all learn to TRUST Him and go to Him with all the desires of our hearts. The more we seek Him, the more it gets easier to do so.
I love music....So, here is a song for you...
Love, Peace & Christ