When I’m coaching people, I’ve found this question to be extremely helpful. By encouraging people to reflect on what has worked for them in the past, how God has blessed them up until now, and where they have seen fruit, they quite often have insights that give them direction for moving forward.

Seeing how God has worked in the past not only increases faith that he will continue to work in the future, but sheds light on the ways he works that we often aren’t anticipating. Remembering how God has been at work often gives us a fresh perspective on how to think about the situations we are presently facing.