One of my favorite stories in the Bible is the one about David and the Amalekites in 1 Samuel 30. David, his amy, and their families had set camp at Ziklag. The Amelikites made a fatal mistake by ransacking the camp, plundering their goods, and capturing all the women and children. David and his men returned to a desolate camp burned to the ground.
Shocked, angry, and sorrowful, the men looked to David for a solution. David was a warrior who had never lost a battle because God was with him. The chances of him defeating the Amelikites and retrieving their goods and families were beyond excellent.
Yet, ”…David asked the Lord, “Should I chase after this band of raiders? Will I catch them?” And the Lord told him, “Yes, go after them. You will surely recover everything that was taken from you!” 1 Sam 30:8.
The most logical move isn’t always the best move for you. This year, you will have many opportunities, some of which will represent everything you’re looking for.
It seemed silly that David would inquire of the Lord about something that was so obvious. As obvious as it looked, he also understood that God has superior knowledge and would never lead him down the wrong path. So he asked.
As doors open for you this year, pause and ask God if you should enter them; ask if you should pursue that opportunity; take that job, accept the marriage proposal, etc. When you have the green light from God, the returns will blow your mind.
And if God says no, know that He has something way better for you. So before you go, ask; before you pursue, inquire!
Pas. Mo ❤️