Our memorial (testimony) isn’t just meant for us to look back upon and reminisce. Our testimony is meant to propel us forward. We look backward to God’s faithfulness so that we can go forward in faith.
We need to understand that there are going to be obstacles in the way. Just because God is with us doesn’t mean it’s going to be smooth sailing. In fact, if we are on mission with God, it’s NOT going to be smooth sailing.
The decision to wholeheartedly seek God’s will and obey is the best decision we can ever make.
Here are four practical things to do when you can’t decide.
We don’t really want to know God’s will in all we do. We want to know God’s will for our lives. It’s a subtle difference between discerning God’s will in every situation and trying to discern God’s will for me in every situation, but the resulting consequences are monumental.
If I’m waiting until I fully understand what, why, where, and how before I make a decision, I will drive myself crazy with endless “what-ifs” and never translate a single conceptual idea into a concrete reality.
Our family has been praying about and wrestling with a big decision for the past year and a half. Our prayers almost always focus on clarity. We want to know for sure what we should do, which way we should go. Yet, after nearly 18 months of praying, it seems the waters are more muddied than ever before.
Fear is trusting that our knowledge of the past is better than God’s knowledge of the future.
They knew who God is. They knew what He had done for them. Yet, they said, “We’re going to fear this one thing that we don’t know: the unknown.”
I’m a huge fan of Andy Stanley’s Leadership podcast. One of my all-time favorite episodes is on “Trust vs. Suspicion.” Our church leaders have listened to this episode more than once and it has guided our organizational health perhaps more than any other principal. The primary reality is this: There are often unexplainable gaps between […]