Have you ever wanted to some wisdom or direction for something you’re dealing with?
-You’ve prayed—but still aren’t sure what to do.
-You’ve read the Bible—but still aren’t sure what to do.
-You’ve fasted—but still aren’t sure what to do.
In these situations, God is so merciful to us. He puts people in our lives to help us pilot our lives!
But how do we know who these people are?
In Philippians, Paul explains that we can look to the example of others: “Join together in following my example, brothers and sisters, and just as you have us as a model, keep your eyes on those who live as we do” (3:17). More specifically, he holds up Timothy as an example. But what makes him so mature and commendable? One of the character traits Paul mentions is Timothy’s genuine concern for the welfare of others (Philippians 3:20).
In light of this, we can also seek out mature Christians who have a genuine concern for the welfare of others. In turn, they may be great sources of wisdom for what we ourselves are dealing with.
Think of someone in your own life who has a genuine concern for the welfare of others. They might be someone God has put in your life to give you help and hope for the uncertainty and ambiguity you’re facing.
Seek them out. Be honest. Prayerfully as for wisdom.
God puts people in our lives to help us pilot our lives.
By Matthew Ruttan
–Today’s devotional is connected to my most recent sermon: “Mature people mature people.” Click here to watch it on YouTube.
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–Bible quotes are from the NIV.