I was taught from an early age that waiting around for God to do something you can do is wrong.
God does mighty things on our behalf, but we have a role to play too.
Praying is great. Faith is great.
Knowing when to put feet on our prayers and actions behind our faith?
I have a lot of friends who say God requires them to wait forever. He never seems to show them what to do.
This has not been my experience.
God has always led me to action. Very few times have I been told to wait.
I certainly believe that there are times and seasons of waiting, of growth.
But my problem is not waiting. My problem is hesitation.
If left to my own devices, I will second guess myself in every decision. I willtake forever to make a choice.
So, God always charges me with action.
Audra, do something! Anything!
There’s nothing wrong with waiting on the Lord. Just don’t wait so long you decide to set up camp and are not ready when He calls.
There’s also nothing wrong with making a decision, especially if you know it lines up with Scripture. The Bible talks about this specifically.
I want to leave you with a list of practical ways to make decisions.
- Pray. Talk to God and then listen.
- Read your Bible. What passages speak to your situation? Make your decision accordingly. I highly recommend you don’t do something that goes against the Bible.
- Seek wise counsel. You’re not alone. Talk to the wise people God has planted in your life.
After you do these things, make a decision! Faith without action is dead.
Learning how to know and follow God’s voice is the most important thing a Christian needs to learn.
Indecision is not a spiritual gift or a fruit of the Spirit.
Every hero in the Bible knew how or learned how to make decisions.
Because of Christ we have nothing to fear and nothing to lose.
Let’s live out of that confidence instead of quaking in our boots, afraid to move.