Find a quiet place and work through these questions yourself, and/or work through them with a friend, family member, or your life group.
The question to pack with you for the journey: “God, what are you trying to teach me?”
- Proverbs 16:9 reminds us that we don’t have as much control as we’d like to think we do. Especially for those who are planners, when do you think you cross the line from planning (which isn’t bad) to trying to control your future?
- Do you believe that God is working for your good even when things aren’t going your way? What doubts do you have about that? What stories do you have to support that he’s working things out for your good?
- During uncertain or tough times, you can ask “Why is this happening to me?” or you can ask “God, what are you trying to teach me?” What do you think is the difference between the two?
- Looking back on your life, what’s a lesson that God taught you or was trying to teach you during a tough stretch of time (or a great stretch)?
- Moving forward, in what situations or scenarios could you apply the question, “God, what are you trying to teach me?”