“Get on with it”
“Get off the fence”
“Make a decision”
I hear all too often, “I’m seeking God’s perfect will.” Translation: “I’m scared to take a risk.”
This is the worst excuse people use to stay with the comfortable status quo. They feel God urging them to move, but they’re paralyzed by fear. They sadly try to spiritualize their reluctance.
Although it is proper to seek God’s will, more often than we think God’s will is for us to exercise our free will and make the best decision we know how. We tend to box God’s will into a “directive from heaven.” “I’m not moving until I’m told exactly what to do.” This way we conveniently aren’t to blame for the outcome.
I imagine God saying, “I don’t care what you decide I’ll use whatever decision you make and grow you with it. I want you to learn how to make wise decisions. Make a decision so we can get on with the teaching. Drop the puck already!”
God took an inconceivable risk in giving us the power to choose. He risked the entirety of creation, us, and his son in giving us prerogative of choice. It must be of utmost important to him.
If we only move to exact dictates from God we are nothing more then remote controlled mindless robots. I guarantee you that is not what God intended for us!
Take a risk – drop the puck.