If you are reading this you are most likely using a computer or some handled device to read these words. You know what a default setting is when it comes to electronic machinery. A default setting lets you program a predetermined preference into your computer so that you don’t t have to keep coming back each time you open a program to tell it what you want it to do. In the natural world of computers, a preset default is convenient. In your spiritual life, it is compromising.
When it comes to our spiritual default settings, we can let fear, fatigue or faithlessness rule our lives and determine our initial response. In other words, we can allow the unhealthy and undisciplined areas of our lives to have the first word instead of God’s Spirit.
My preset default has changed over the years. A “yes”, “no” or even a “maybe” to an invitation for ministry or recreation does not come out of my mouth before I first inquire of the Lord to see if that invitation is something He wants me to do. There are times He will say, “It’s your choice.” Many times these inquiries take place in a moment of time even as an invitation or request is being spoken. At other times, it may take several weeks before the Lord provides an answer.
As a person who is led by the Spirit and not by the physical indicators of the natural realm, you must first inquire of the Lord before you invest your life and limited energy in anything no matter how appealing or fearful it may seem. The answers that come as the result of these inquiries will carry with them the strength, anointing, and direction you will need to do something beyond your natural capabilities.
Reset your default and watch your life take a dramatic turn. This can happen if you are willing to reset your default to first inquire of the Lord.