Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding. In all your ways acknowledge him and he will direct your paths. ~Proverbs 3:5-6
“Why?” is a question I often find myself asking and it often goes unanswered. Some of the “Why” questions I’m thinking about now:
* Why is self-discipline so difficult?
* Why do we say things to hurt other people, especially those we love?
* Why do we let our emotions cloud our judgment?
* Why is trusting God such a tough thing to do?
* Why is it so easy to waste time when there are so many good things I should be doing?
* Why is it difficult to find a kind word to say in response to the harsh words spoken to you?
* Why so many sleepless nights?
* Why am I so restless?
Sometimes I think it’s better not to dwell on the “why” which can be a fruitless pursuit of explanations I may never get. Instead, asking myself, “what am I going to do about…?” is a better focus to have. This latter question forces me to think about my area of influence. What can I change? What can I do differently? I have no ability to control other’s actions or words but I can choose how I act and how I speak.