Have you ever struggled in knowing what to do? This is an inevitable part of being human. It is not something to feel condemned about, but something to rejoice in, in that it keeps you humble and dependent upon God. We are in crucial times when important decisions are being made every day. Live so that in all things you seek God’s wisdom above your own.
Even the Apostle Paul Struggled
Romans 7:18 – 25 – “And I know that nothing good lives in me, that is, in my sinful nature. I want to do what is right, but I can’t. I want to do what is good, but I don’t. I don’t want to do what is wrong, but I do it anyway. But if I do what I don’t want to do, I am not really the one doing wrong; it is sin living in me that does it. I have discovered this principle of life—that when I want to do what is right, I inevitably do what is wrong. I love God’s law with all my heart. But there is another power within me that is at war with my mind. This power makes me a slave to the sin that is still within me. Oh, what a miserable person I am! Who will free me from this life that is dominated by sin and death? Thank God! The answer is in Jesus Christ our Lord.”
What Can You Do?
1. Willingly Open Your Heart to Jesus
Acts 16:14 – “One of them was Lydia from Thyatira…who worshiped God. As she listened to us, the Lord opened her heart, and she accepted what Paul was saying.”
2. Continue to Learn Deeper Truths
Acts 18:24 – 26 – “Meanwhile, a Jew named Apollos, an eloquent speaker who knew the Scriptures well, had arrived in Ephesus from Alexandria in Egypt. He had been taught the way of the Lord, and he taught others about Jesus with an enthusiastic spirit and with accuracy. However, he knew only about John’s baptism. When Priscilla and Aquila heard him preaching boldly in the synagogue, they took him aside and explained the way of God even more accurately.”
3. Put into Practice What You Learn
James 4:17 – Therefore to him that knoweth to do good, and doeth it not, to him it is sin.
Most of the time, the problem is not knowing what to do, it is doing what we know to do—just like Paul.
James 1:5 states, “If you need wisdom, ask our generous God, and he will give it to you. He will not rebuke you for asking.” So ask, and then obediently do what you are being led of the Spirit to do, and then He will give you the next step of obedience to take. You will accomplish the task or get to the destiny through one step of obedience at a time. Each step is a step of faith—not in yourself, but in God. So, what are you waiting for?