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Session 8

Why should I ask God what to do?

Read: 2 Samuel 5:17-25

Most of us don't like being told what to do. Often, pride makes us want to rebel. Maybe we think we should know what to do on our own, or we think our way is right. But, willingness to receive instruction could be the open door God uses to bless us and others.

Just as God had great plans for David, God has great plans for us. But, is our pride hindering us from stepping into our potential to do something great for God?

2 Samuel 5:19 and 2 Samuel 5:23 say, “David inquired of the Lord.” David involved God in his decisions. He asked God what to do. Does this seem strange to you? Sometimes, we think, “Well, God gave me a brain to use,” or we assume we know best. But, David shows us the benefits of asking God what to do and doing what He says. “David did as the Lord commanded him,” and he was successful in his battles (2 Samuel 5:25). 

Are there situations in your life you wish you had spent more time praying about? Are there situations you could have avoided if you had committed to prayer and done what God said?

The great news is we can start now. We can learn from David's example. Throughout David’s life, he made mistakes. But every time David inquired of the Lord, God answered and showed him the way. 

Will you commit to growing in this area of your life? Let’s inquire of the Lord and see all the ways He answers. Then, let’s do what Jesus says, and watch how He works in our situation.

Reflect:

  • What is one thing you are asking the Lord to do?
  • What is one area where you need to do what God says?
  • How can you take a step of obedience today to listen to God and do what He says?

1

It’s OK to allow ourselves to grieve

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2

Respecting someone after they hurt you

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3

When following God, always ask for directions

When following God, always ask for directions

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4

Does God call us to quit?

Does God call us to quit?

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5

Has your anger gone too far?

Has your anger gone too far?

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6

What “they” say doesn’t matter

What “they” say doesn’t matter

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7

Why waiting is worth it

Why waiting is worth it

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8

Why should I ask God what to do?

Why should I ask God what to do?

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9

Sing like no one is listening

Sing like no one is listening

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10

God always has a better plan

God always has a better plan

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11

Why would God choose me?

Why would God choose me?

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12

What is the secret to success?

What is the secret to success?

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13

Come out of the shadows

Come out of the shadows

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14

A life of harmony or hostility

A life of harmony or hostility

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15

What popcorn can teach you about sin

What popcorn can teach you about sin

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16

Did you hear what she did last night?!

Did you hear what she did last night?!

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17

Is God fair?

Is God fair?

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18

The difference between love and lust

The difference between love and lust

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19

Why would I reconcile with God?

Why would I reconcile with God?

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20

Is the work of discipline worth it?

Is the work of discipline worth it?

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21

How do you know who to trust?

How do you know who to trust?

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22

Choose your battles wisely

Choose your battles wisely

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23

How to handle the haters

How to handle the haters

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24

Pride: a fatal flaw

Pride: a fatal flaw

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25

Do you act before you think?

Do you act before you think?

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26

Getting over the grip of grief

Getting over the grip of grief

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27

Do for others what Jesus has done for you

Do for others what Jesus has done for you

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28

Your words can ease the tension

Your words can ease the tension

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29

Is God your last resort?

Is God your last resort?

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30

How do you feel about God?

How do you feel about God?

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31

How to praise God in all circumstances

How to praise God in all circumstances

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32

Waiting for a leader worth following?

Waiting for a leader worth following?

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33

What you need to lead others well

What you need to lead others well

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34

How to fight with God’s strength

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35

God’s character revealed

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