WHAT DO YOU DO WHEN YOU DON'T KNOW WHAT TO DO?
So, what DO you do when you don't know what to do? This is a question that so many people have asked since the beginning of Adam and Eve's fall. When Adam chose to disobey God, he realized that he was naked and his eyes were open to his spiritual state.
So, what did he do next?
HE MADE IT UP AS HE WENT ALONG.
He immediately found leaves to cover his nakedness and decided that he and Eve would hide from the Lord as He made His way through The Garden of Eden.
One of the problems with making it up as you go along, is that it often lends to trouble. When we "fake it until we make it"; we usually realize (before too long) that this mentality usually doesn't work out too well for us.
So, what should we do?
WE SHOULD SPEND TIME IN PRAYER TO THE LORD
Prayer is vital to knowing what we should or shouldn't do. Not only should we spend time talking to the Lord, but we should spend time in talking to wise counselors. Don't talk to people who will tell you what you want to hear, talk with people who will give you the genuine "skinny" on whatever it is you are trying to find the answer to. Then, you should patiently wait on the Lord to reveal Himself to you through the circumstances around you. When you start to see a pattern of things happening (most of the time you'll never be 100% about the decisions) you start to move toward your answer.
THERE COMES A TIME WHEN YOU HAVE TO MAKE A DECISION
Once you make the decision you may find out that you made the wrong decision. If this happens, don't cry over spilled milk, simply move forward to make the situation as positive as you possibly can. If you are walking in faith, the Lord will see you through and HE WILL FINISH HIS perfect work in you!
Jason Sheffstall - Lead Pastor - StoneBridge Baptist Church