Our God is an awesome God. If you don't already know that, you haven't given him a chance. All you have to do is ask. Ask him just the way you would ask a friend. Tell him what you need help with, and he'll help you. I've experienced this myself on more than one occasion, the most recent being today.
I asked God to give me guidance today. I was disappointed, angry and distraught and I needed his help in the worst way. So I laid out for him exactly what I needed to know, in no uncertain terms, told him how I wanted to receive the information and when I wanted to receive it. And then I waited for it.
Shortly after my request, I got what I needed.
I asked him which path I was supposed to take in my life. I was confused and befuddled with multiple directions I had tried to take or had thought about taking. He told me that writing is my path. I asked whether I should be writing novels or blog posts or articles. He told me that I am a Writer of Books. I expressed concern over my current career path distress. He told me not to stress. Writing is my primary path. Anything else that I need to do to make money for the time being is necessary, but still secondary. I am not to stress about it, I should just simply do what needs to be done. Focus, though, on my primary path.
Right away I felt more relaxed and happy and relieved... and extremely grateful for His help! And as I lathered my body with soap (I received this guidance while I was in the shower, just as I had requested), I thought to myself, "Ok, I'm going to search for blogs about novel writing." To my surprise, though, He told me that I should not spend my time reading about writing. I am to spend my time writing. Deep down I knew that -- I knew that my reading about writing is just a procrastination mechanism that I have perfected. But it's always nice to have it reinforced in simple terms by The Master.
So there you have it. I have my answer. My task list just got simplified with a figurative snap of the fingers. I have no question now.
Okay, maybe I do have one question: How in the world can I get moving on the writing?!