“Stan,” I asked, “do you ever feel unable to do anything because you are unsure of what God expects of you.”
“Not so much any more,” Stan replied, “but that was the story of my entire life at one point.”
“I was literally frozen by indecision,” Stan continued. “I didn’t want to make a mistake so I didn’t do anything.”
“How did you get beyond that?” I asked.
“Stepping out in faith,” Stan replied.
“Help me with that,” I said.
“Well, God has made several things real clear to me about following His will.”
“First of all, He wants me to seek His will about everything in my life.”
“O.K., I get that part,” I responded.
“Then He assures me that if I am off with what I think He wants me to do, He will show me the adjustments He wants so I stay on the right path.”
“That makes sense,” I replied.
“And then,” Stan continued, “God makes it absolutely clear that if I am going in the totally wrong direction, He will let me know.”
“And when He does that, I am to stop immediately, turn around, and go to where I made the wrong turn. Then He will show me the direction He has for me.”
“Sounds like a lot of faith to me,” I said.
“I thought that too at one point,” Stan replied. “And then God asked me one day, ‘which would you rather have, walking in faith or not walking because of being frozen by indecision.’”
“I chose and I choose a faith walk.”
And without faith it is impossible to please Him, for he who comes to God must believe that He is, and that He is a rewarder of those who seek Him. Hebrews 11:6.
Prayer: Thank you, Lord, that you want to lead me to where you want me to be. Help me to follow. Help me to be open to listening to your correction when I am going off course of where you want me to be. I want only to listen and to make the adjustments you want for me. And help me to listen when you say “stop.” Thank you, Lord, that you care where I am going. And thank you that I can and do bring all of these prayers before you in the name of Jesus. Amen.