Taking it to the Extreme
ew months ago, I was engaged in a seriously heated ‘discussion’ on Facebook…and shame on me, it was on someone else’s profile. The ‘discussion’ was really about this notion that some people have, that God created one particular person for me to be married to…a soul-mate.
Much as I strongly disputed that way of thinking, I am sure that I was not able to convince the people on the ‘other side’ of the discussion. Most spiritual people would really love to be ‘in the will of God’. I guess that is correct and it should be encouraged. However, a great number of people are honestly taking this to another extreme.
I honestly tend to think that it is very easy to get stuck ‘waiting on God’ while God has already done and said everything there is about a situation.
[perfectpullquote align=”right” cite=”Lawrence Namale” link=”” color=”” class=”” size=”15″] I honestly tend to think that it is very easy to get stuck ‘waiting on God’ while God has already done and said everything there is about a situation. [/perfectpullquote]
I also tend to seriously think that for mega stuff like delivering a nation (if you are Moses, David, Samson etc), one needs a clear word from God. But when it comes to our daily living, creating legacies, making a difference, maximizing our times, talents and gifts, I honestly believe you do not need to hear a voice from heaven instructing you to do these kind of stuff before you get started. We are not zombies. God equips us with a brain, wisdom, instinct and His spirit to be “On the go”.
We cannot vacillate over making important decisions and taking necessary needed action because we are waiting for God to confirm whether we are in his will or not. I tend to think that inside your heart, you have a conscience that will clearly indicate to you about the validity of the path you are taking.
That is not to say that God does not speak and God does not answer prayers. That is also not to say that we should not run our plans by God for approval. That is not to say that we are seeking independence from God, and that we can no longer seek His will. If we are in sync with Him daily, there will be a flow, a knowledge, and wisdom to discern whether we are in his will or not.
It is just to say that God gave you and me a brain, a heart, hands, feet, a will, a mind and emotions to work things out. So this article is not in anyway the beginning of advocating for ‘no use of God’.
Get going! Take action. Do it! Pray as you do it. Stop sitting there waiting for ‘confirmation’.
By all means, take some time and pray. Take some time and get Godly counsel. Take some time and search the scriptures. Take some time and fast.
Make no mistake about it, being in [ictt-tweet-inline]God’s will is of paramount importance…but we cannot use it as an excuse to waste time doing nothing![/ictt-tweet-inline]