Of all the ways we choose to adopt, God's way is the best way. Why, you ask?
For one, wouldn't it be easier if we just had a little pocket speaker that told us what to do? If there is a decision we need to make, we usually agonize over the right one so we could end up with doing the least work or the least trouble, right? Some people even ask their parents which path to take because they put stock in their wisdom with life's experiences. We try to convince our children to choose the way we think is better for them because of a similar experience we may have learned from in the past.
With all the worries, with all the decisions, with all the trials and errors we had to experience, we wonder, is there possibly an easier and less painful way to go through life?
The answer is a resounding YES! Most people mock others who say that God has spoken to them. They ask, what was God's voice like? Was it booming? Was it soft? There is no right way to answer this. God's voice is that push in your heart, that little tug, followed by a lightbulb moment! A suggestion that makes the most sense and one that has not occurred to you because you didn't pray about it first. Pray about it. That sounds so cliche'. Well, it is more complicated than that. Praying about it is not asking God to give instant response. Sometimes He is instant, but sometimes He takes longer. Perhaps it is because His plan for you is such that the events leading up to it have not happened yet. God is not a puppet master. But He does know how your life will end up and the events that occur leading up to that end.
The best way to stop wasting your time is to really talk with God and ask Him for His input. In one way or another, He will give you the answer and the answer is such that it will make so much sense that you can only surmise it is His handiwork.
Wouldn't it be so much better to just put your life in God's hands to do His will rather than playing a tug of war with Him? Where you give Him the charge of your life and then immediately taking it back away from Him. It's really not that complicated. Once you have tapped into that priceless flow of grace, you will never use anything else.
Until my next rant... LOVE ONE ANOTHER!