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Have you even bothered to ask?

One of the things that bothers me most as a parent of young adults is that they do not see me as a resource UNTIL they are already in a huge mess.

Can I get an Amen?

If they would come to me before and ask me to help them make decisions, it would be so much better.  I am really good at helping people get from point A to point B but they have to b willing to listen.  I was doing that yesterday with one of my son's by asking a simple question and he literally texted this (I'm leaving out the cursing):  "YES!  Worry about yourself!"

I wonder how many times we do this to God.   We plunge through life relying on our own wisdom, often making poor choices of bad mistakes.  And then when the crisis comes we call out to him.

In Isaiah 65 (the Message) it says:

“I’ve made myself available
    to those who haven’t Bothered to ask.
I’m here, ready to be found
    by those who haven’t bothered to look.
I kept saying ‘I’m here, I’m right here’

Apparently God had similar frustrations with the Israelites as I have with my own children and it could very well be that he has those same challenges with us today.   He's available, ready to be found, saying "I'm here, I'm here" as we go about our daily lives, pretending we have the wisdom to do it ourselves.

Have you been trying to do things on your own for way too long?  Are you ready for a change?

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Have you even bothered to ask?


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