What to Do When You Do Not Know
Do you ever wonder what to do when you do not know what to do? Do you choose the first thing that comes along? Or do you become passive? Do you panic? Do you stress out?
Life is full of times when we don’t know what to do. It’d be helpful to have a plan for those moments, don’t you think? Let’s see if we can figure out how to proceed when you’re clueless.
We do not know what to do, but our eyes are on you. (2 Chronicles 20:12, NIV)
The Israelites gave us two clues for what to do when you do not know what to do:
1) Admit that you don’t know. Don’t just do something for the sake of doing something. It is okay not to know what to do. Remember that God’s possibilities start when ours end.
2) Focus on God. Pray hard and wait for the answer. God will guide you. Just listen to him and keep your eyes open for his guidance. Wait until you have peace over a decision. (Sometimes this waiting period can be years but it is always worth it to wait for God’s timing and not to go before God.)
Focusing on God is an excellent way to live your life. When you are focused on God, all is well. When you seek God, you are on the right path. Then even not knowing is not catastrophic. Then you see your cluelessness as God’s opportunity to do something new in your life. Then you don’t need to panic or force action when you try to figure out what to do when you do not know what to do. You can just keep on focusing on God and praise him for his guidance and his timing for everything.
I thank you for loving me as I am,
no matter how clueless I am.
Thank you for promising to guide me and keep me.
I don’t know which way to go, what to do, how to proceed,
but I focus on you.
Show me the way, open the right doors, shut the wrong ones.
Guide me clearly to the right direction.
May your will happen in my life.
In Jesus’ name,
Q4U: What do you do when you do not know what to do?
Be blessed, my fellow pilgrim, as you focus on God as you wait for the Lord’s guidance and timing.
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