One day, my daughter came home from school with an interesting report. She said, “Daddy, when we were writing our test, I was not getting the answers. Then I remembered what you told me. So, I asked God to help me to remember. He did and I was able to get it.” That report gladdened my heart as a father.

Friend, you must realize that no one is omniscient, only God is. We can only tap into a part of His knowledge per time as we unravel the details of our destiny. This is why the Apostle Paul said, “For we know in part…” (1 Corinthians 13:9). The question now is, what do you do when you don’t know what to do? What do you do when you are clueless or confused?

“…Jesus…said unto Philip, Where shall we buy bread, that these may eat?” (John 6:5). Jesus and His disciples were seemingly clueless about the situation at hand; they were in a desert with thousands of people to feed. Then the scriptures read that Jesus only asked to test his disciples because He “…knew what to do” (John 6:6).

If you ever come to that point where you seem not to know what to do, always remember that God is not as confused as we are. He always knows what to do. Learn to switch to His intelligence. Joseph was able to tap into this intelligence so he said “…God shall give Pharaoh an answer of peace” (Genesis 41:16).

When you don’t know what to do, you must know where to go. A lot of times we go to the wrong places. Daniel knew how to knock Heaven’s Gate for answers. Together with his friends, they secured answers from Heaven for the troubling demand of the king (Daniel 2:16-19). Truly, the secret things belong to God (Deuteronomy 29:29, Daniel 2:22).

When you don’t know what to do next, learn to go with the last instruction. What did God tell you last? Sometimes (or most times), God is not speaking something new. A lot of people have pictured God as a God who talks every time. Keep on with the very last instruction until He gives the next. Why cry to God when He has told you to go forward (Exodus 14:15)?

© ‘Demola Awoyele
Lead Pastor,
Destiny Impact Church
Akure, Nigeria