James 1:5 – 8. It says: "If you don’t know what you’re doing, pray to the Father. He loves to help. You’ll get his help, and won’t be condescended to when you ask for it. Ask boldly, believingly, without a second thought. People who “worry their prayers” are like wind-whipped waves. Don’t think you’re going to get anything from the Master that way, adrift at sea, keeping all your options open."
That last phrase is crucial. Many times when we pray, when we seek God’s direction, we don’t fully commit or move forward with God. We keep our options open.
We don’t fully invest in generosity, holding back just in case it rains and God doesn’t provide. We don’t fully commit to community or what He has called us to, just in case we got it wrong. This leaves us feeling in control, but it also keeps us from fully experiencing the life God has for us and has called us to.
NLC'ers, if you are facing a tough decision in your life but feel shackled by your inability to make a decision, remember these words
Philippians 4:6-7 says this, "Don’t fret or worry. Instead of worrying, pray. Let petitions and praises shape your worries into prayers, letting God know your concerns. Before you know it, a sense of God’s wholeness, everything coming together for good, will come and settle you down. It’s wonderful what happens when Christ displaces worry at the center of your life"
Bring your concerns to God, allow Him to guide you in your decision. He will give you a peace that surpasses our understanding and give you the courage to make whatever decision you need to make. Try it! Talk to God and see how He comes through for you!