Now, don’t get me wrong; I think asking ourselves “What would Jesus do” is a very positive thing to do. I believe it almost always results in a better decision, a higher outcome. The problem is that it is self-limiting. It really means, “What would I do if I were Jesus”. Now that does access our higher self and it does challenge us to look at things from God’s perspective more – both of which are really good things. But, theology teaches us that there is a God – and it’s not me. This means we’re addressing our question to the wrong person. Instead of asking myself “What would Jesus do” I need to ask God directly what God would do. I have found over the years that God’s answer to that kind of question is frequently very surprising. It goes off in a completely different direction than my thinking had been leading me. If we just consult our own higher self, we miss out on God’s creative surprises. So next time you are being intentional about what you will choose to do in a situation; go ahead and ask yourself WWJD, but then also ask Jesus, himself, what he would do. It is a very tiny change in grammar, but a huge change in attitude. You might be amazed by His Graceful response!