If any of you lacks wisdom, he should ask God, who gives generously to all without finding fault, and it will be given to him. But when he asks, he must believe and not doubt, because he who doubts is like a wave of the sea, blown and tossed by the wind. (James 1: 5-6)
Life has been pretty crazy lately. Good crazy—holidays, family time, teaching classes, taking classes, house guests, being in a show—but crazy all the same. So much so that I haven’t gotten out a regular, full-length post for three weeks. Yesterday, I was struggling with how to spend my morning. I knew I needed to write a post, but I also had a major rehearsal to prepare for, and I had promised the family waffles for breakfast. I was stuck.
I prayed that God would help me know what I should do with my morning.
Now, I’m not one of those people who sees angels around every corner and looks at every traffic light as a sign from God. I do believe there is a certain randomness involved in everyday life. And yet…
Just after I prayed that God would help me know what I should do with my morning I began to type a post. I got three or four words in, and my computer shut down. It didn’t break—I’m using it now—it just said, “Shutting Down,” and did.
Some days, I would call that random. On this day, I took it as a sign. I made waffles, studied my lines, and let the Pulitzer wait for another week. It ended up being a pretty awesome day.
Ask God for something today, and when you do, expect an answer. Be on the lookout for it. Listen to it.
It’s kinda fun.