Unwanted Questions

Unwanted Questions

I heard a question today that caused me to turn the radio off and think for a few minutes on how I would answer.

Here was the question: How do I respond when God asks me to do something I don’t like or want to do?

So then I expanded the question to be specific, like these:

How do I respond when God asks me to say something I don’t want to say? How do I respond when I hear Him say something I don’t want to hear? Or when He asks me to go somewhere I don’t want to go? Or to see something I don’t want to see?

Are these all different questions, or are they all the same question? They all seem similar because of one common thread. How do I respond to God when He asks me to do something that I DON’T LIKE?

There are many responses to such questions. I’m sure there are more responses you could come up with, but these are the ones that came to my mind, some of which I recognize.

  •  I don’t have time.
  •  Why ask me? So-and-so could do it better than I could.
  •  I’m not ready.
  • It just makes me mad. I feel like I’m being used.
  • Don’t push me!
  • I’m not ready to give it up yet.
  • I’m not worthy.
  • I’m too afraid.
  • No one will understand.
  • It won’t make a difference, anyway.
  • What do I get out of this?

These are responses, reactions, or excuses that help justify our desire to ignore what God wants. But Jesus asks us to do things out of our comfort zone for our own good, doesn’t He? But whether we understand it, is where the element of trust comes in. Do we really TRUST Him?

We need to remember that sometimes He asks us to face something we don’t like to get us to where we want to be.

So what would you say? How would you answer?

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