God’s not up in heaven waiting to spank us for every little thing we do wrong. He does:
- train us
- chasten us
- discipline us
but He does that most often through the natural system He has put into place in this world.
Most often when a person asks the question, “Am I doing something wrong?” they already have the answer. It has something to do with
- an attitude that they have or with
- an action they are involved in or with
- an inaction that they are responsible for
This world has an established course of of operation; things that work and things that don’t work. Wise people learn those things that work. Wise people learn those things that don’t work. Wisdom is the application of knowledge. It’s putting into practice what we know to work successfully.
So The answer to the question, “Am I doing something wrong?” is, “Yes. and No.” If you’re having trouble in business or succeeding in life then, yes you’re not following that natural course that leads to success.
But if you mean, is God judging you and that’s why you’re having trouble in your life, the answer is no. The judgment for the Christian is already accomplished. God’s not judging you by
- making your business fail or by
- making your marriage fail or by
- making your children fail
The good news is this means we can do something about those problems. We can gain the knowledge that we don’t have. We can change the behavior that we’re doing. We can adjust the attitude of our mind. We can gain the wisdom to apply what we know.