Clear the Slate

Instead, be concerned above everything else with the Kingdom of God and with what he requires of you, and he will provide you with all these other things. — Matthew 6:33 (GNT) 

Do you feel like you’re having a hard time discerning God’s will about how to handle your current situation? Perhaps you’ve asked Him time and time again but even still you have no clear solution. You may even feel as though you could solve everyone else’s dilemmas in an instant but have no clear direction on solving your own.

When we approach God with our dilemmas weighing heavy on our hearts and the slate of our minds are overcrowded with concerns, it looks like scribble scratch on the slate of our minds and creates a murky film. Whereas, when God speaks back to us with His perfect and concise solutions, essentially everything gets filtered through that murkiness. In that, as the solutions pass through the hodge-podge of worry and concern, we’re left with a haze and far less clarity over what He’s trying to impart.

If this is the case in your life, perhaps it is time to wipe the slate of your mind clear before you approach God for answers so you’ll have a clear slate to process His response. Additionally, we must regain focus on the priority of a relationship with our Daddy God. There’s an order to the purpose of the relationship and the reason why we draw near. The object is not to approach God in prayer for a quick fix to our problems, it is to approach Him in prayer primarily to nurture the relationship and in doing so we will find the answers to every dilemma that comes our way.


Lord, thank You for reminding me that the priority of our relationship is not for You to act as a vending machine, dispensing answers to my problems. First and foremost, I must approach You for the sheer purpose of nurturing our relationship and as I seek to learn more about the facets of Your character, the solutions will automatically unfold.

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