“Don’t let the mixed signals fool you. Indecision is a decision!”
In today’s world, we are bombarded with options at every glance. Walk in the drug store with a cough and prepare to read the back of at least 20 different medicine labels to see which one you need. Want a jar of peanut butter? Again, 20+ different options to choose from. Every aspect of our lives is an opportunity to get caught up in indecision.So many times in life, we sit around wondering where God would have us go or what He would have for us to do next. This is sometimes out of fear of wanting to make sure we’re following His perfect will. We try to ‘butter’ up the time by calling it “contemplating” or “meditating”, but for the most part it boils down to just a simple act of indecision. And that indecision ultimately just leads to a going nowhere!
This then trickles over to our spiritual lives.
Do you want a church? There are 100+ to choose from. Do you want the direction in life that God has just for you? Again, so many options, and with those, so many chances for indecision. In a world filled with options, how do we find God’s will?
There’s a passage in the Gospel of Matthew, chapter 10, where Jesus is instructing His disciples in their mission. In verse 10, He says to them, “And as you go, preach, saying, ‘The kingdom of heaven is at hand.’” Notice he didn’t give them coordinates on where to go. He didn’t tell them to start off down a particular path either. He just said “Go! And as you go, preach!” Whether you’re supposed to go or not isn’t the question.
This year, purpose to “go”. His promises say that He will lead you and guide you. It doesn’t say He will drag you. You’ve got to go! And don’t sit on the precipice of indecision, worried about losing God. He promises as well, to never leave you, nor forsake you. If you happen to veer off in a wrong direction, He will correct you. But an unmoving object can’t be redirected.
He will direct your path. Go! And as you go, let your life and words reflect that God’s kingdom is near.
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