It gets a little tricky when I want to hear from God for my professional or business problems. Bible illustrates how the men and women inquired of God for their direction in their professions and businesses. Psalm 24:6 says, This is the generation of those who seek Him (who inquire of and for Him and of necessity require Him) who seek Your face, O God of Jacob. Hearing God through inquiry is different from receiving a command or revelation.
When the Philistines came against King David (II Samuel 5:18-25), David is making the situation known to God and inquiry with God . David could very well have made a prayer for victory and went in faith that God would give him victory. But he waited upon the Lord for clear-cut strategies, directions and actions. God given war strategies made David victorious. Also, in the time of great famine (II Kings 21 :1-14), which is similar to our current situation of weakening economy and high inflation, David inquired God to could find out the reasons so that he could immediately implement the corrective actions and the nation became prosperous. In I Sam 28:6 we read that when Saul inquired of the Lord, the Lord did not answer him, not by dreams, or by Urim or by prophets.
Habakkuk 2: 1 says that I will keep watch to see what he will say to me, and what he will answer concerning my complaint. When inquiring of God, we may to have to wait upon God. In a practical work life situation, we may not able to get time and place to seek Him in solitude all the time. Hence it looks like an impractical option many a times. But Psalm 145 :18 says The Lord is near to all who call on him , in truth; Hence our closer walk with God make us heard and receive answers us. Also, His word will be a lamp to our feet and a light to our paths (Psalm 119:105)
Dear Lord, please grant me the grace to walk closure with you and make inquiring of you so that I would make right decision in every work like situation. Amen.
CCF acknowledges with Thanks to CIM (Christian Institute of Management) for allowing to republish this article by CCF core team member, which originally was published in Management Devotional of CIM.