People in American culture get there worth from what they do. So when you ask someone how they are doing they usually start talking about what they are doing. As disciples of Christ our worth should not come from what we do but who we are as children of God.
What we do is determined by what He is doing. We cannot expect God to bless what He never led.
In Joshua 9, the Gibeonites pretend to be a people from a far off land, and after a thorough inspection, Joshua and his fellow leaders of Israel find no evidence to say likewise, so they form a covenant not to wipe them out. The key verse is 14 where it says “they didn’t ask God about it.”
One of the biggest lessons we can learn in life is to never assume anything but to ask God about everything.
It was discovered that Joshua and the Israelites were fooled by the people of Gibeon, they were inhabitants of Canaan. They now could not fully obey God’s Word to destroy all the people in the Promised Land for it is against the law to break a covenant.
There is God’s perfect will and then His permissible will. We can either have God’s best or settle for less. When we acknowledge Him at all times we will take hold of all He promised us. When we don’t we compromise and some things cannot be altered, “we have made our bed and now have to lay in it.”