“He does talk, you know?”
Sharon was speaking to her mum, telling of her frustration about not knowing for sure whether she was supposed to go ahead and take the job or not. It seemed like a big decision and she wanted to do the right thing.
Her mum looked at her for a few seconds, smiled, and said, “Sharon honey have you prayed about this?”
Sharon looked at her mum like she had taken leave of her senses. “Of course I have, mum. You know how God is though. He’ll probably take forever to respond and then the job will be gone. I can’t wait that long. I need direction and I need it now.”
“Hmmm. Looks like you have God all figured out dear.”
Sharon didn’t look the least bit pleased. “What does that mean mum?”
“Only that you will only see when your eyes are open.” Her mum tugged her hair and moved into the house.
Sharon knew she could make up her mind and deal with whatever consequence came of it. She also knew she had been down that road before and it wasn’t worth the time and price. Some things were better not experienced.
Why not just ask someone who knew what the end would be? The answer was simple. Only One knew.
Stubborn as she wanted to stay, she knew her mum was right.
“Lord I have a preconceived mindset about you. Mum says I will only see when my eyes are open. So please help me see Lord. Help me see your will at work here.”
Nothing happened. She didn’t hear any still voice or any loud one either but she resolved to trust that God had heard her and she would know what to do.
That night as Sharon pulled her Bible to read, she flipped to Psalm 37 and saw something profound;
‘The steps of the righteous are ordered by the Lord. He delights in every detail of their lives. Even if they stumble, they will not fall because He holds them by the hand.‘
And she saw!