What to Do When You Don’t Know What to Do

I am in a quandary. I find myself in a state where I do not know what to do or what direction to take in my life. I do not know whether to move forward or to stand still. To move out in boldness or to cower in fear. Have you ever found yourself in that particular place before?

Everyone who is considered great or successful has found themselves in this spot, I am sure. If success were easy, everybody would be doing it. Since it is not, I will just count myself amongst the special people and will simply take a step, or rather, a leap of faith over the cliff and count on God to catch me or I will grow wings before I hit the ground.

Now, I am usually a pretty confident person in most areas of life. Most of the time, that is. There are times when, like now, I am almost quaking in terror at the thought of taking a step forward and would simply prefer to remain in a fixed position and allow opportunity to slip by me and give someone else a shot at it. But I am not a laying down type of person and would be very unhappy if another took what rightfully belonged to me had I only had the perseverance and the guts to reach out and take the initiative without worrying about the consequences.

I think that is what most people find is the deterrent in going for their dreams. Worrying about the consequences of such an action. They are filled with apprehension and would rather stay in the place of complacency and safety than take a walk into the unknown. I know that I am almost at that place right now, but the Lord will not allow me to rest comfortably in this area. I can feel Him nudging at me to make a move and allow Him to deal with the uncertainty.

You see, God is not just a God Who concerns Himself with sin and satan. He cares about everything that we are involved with. And that includes our decisions. Or, in my case, the lack thereof. If we will allow Him, He will help us with all of our cares and affairs. All we have to do is realize that we cannot do anything of any real import without Him. It says in God’s word that we can do nothing without Him (John 15:5), and that is so true. So many people believe that they do not need the Lord’s help or guidance, or even Him and they go about their lives as though they are independent. When, in truth, without God’s aid, they couldn’t even get up in the morning in order to go out and spend another day without Him in their lives. God help all those who go through life without the Lord.

I know what I am going to do. I am going to take that leap of faith and trust God to keep me from making too much of a splatter of myself on the bottom. For whenever I contemplate the Lord, I remember that I am more than a conqueror just as the word says that I am (Romans 8:37) and that God always causes us to triumph. (“Now thanks be unto God, which always causeth us to triumph in Christ,” 2 Corinthians 2:14a) I realize now that all I ever had to do was to count on the word of God and to lean on the Lord and know that He would always be there for me. I never had anything to be afraid of. Not when I have the God of the universe on my side. (“What shall we then say to these things? If God be for us, who can be against us?” Romans 8:31) And I said that I didn’t know what to do? Thanks be to God Who gives us the victory through Jesus Christ. (I Corinthians 15:57)

Thank You, Father. You always know what to do.

Blessed be the Name of the Lord.