I recently had a fight with an acquaintance. We both have strong personalities and let’s say, when we disagreed, we ended up in a cycle of being stubborn and wanting to win. None of us wanted give in, lose or be wrong. We were both too full of pride. Following this, we both walked away.
A few days after that fallout, I came across something, that I knew upon reading, that the person would be interested in. Now don’t get me wrong, I wanted to pass it on but my pride spoke quite loudly, “if you send it, the person may feel that you are giving way or chasing them.” I hated that thought and so the internal debate began.
After an hour, the debate was no closer to a close. I decided to ask God for His input using the Gideon technique. Going to bed, my two options to Him were:
- Send: Wake me before 5am ( I was tired enough to sleep the entire night.)
- Don’t send: Let me sleep without waking throughout the night.
I can’t tell you the number of times I woke that night! I woke the next day feeling pretty exhausted. Obviously, I had gotten God’s views on the matter quite clear. Although my pride protested, by six the next morning, the message, with the information, was sent. I also, woke with the following Scripture in my head.
Pride goeth before destruction, and an haughty spirit before a fall.
Well, God certainly knows how to speak clearly. Wouldn’t you agree? Tell me about God gave the deciding vote in a decision you struggled with making. Comment below.