Stop Waiting for God to Tell You What to Do
There are plenty of people who are just floating in life, looking for a place to land.I have friends who are working in jobs that just aren't the right fit. Either the work isn't in their skill set, their coworkers are difficult, or the vision of the employer is contrary to their values.
And there are people who feel that they aren't doing what they are supposed to do - with hearts set on digging wells, or feeding orphans, or helping the elderly.Justin Zoradi, writing for Don Miller's Storyline Blog, talks about a friend who spent his days faithfully bussing tables. All the while, he was waiting for God's call, sincerely believing there would be a sign, a voice or a clear indication of what his next step should be.
"I don't think God works like that," Zoradi writes. "Your purpose in life will never be written on the wall. And it will never be revealed to you in full.""You want to do meaningful work? Stop sitting on your hands waiting for God to tell you what to do."
I spent many years of my life with the belief that I had a great purpose, but only had a few hazy details. Waiting for clarity didn't always work out, and the vision eventually faded."If you have a tiny twinge of passion toward anything, you have to jump right through it on your own," Zoradi implores. "It is there that God will meet you."I don't where this fits in my life right now. I wonder if I'm just content, or I really am where I'm supposed to be. I do have those nudges to serve in new ways, but am held back because of insecurity, uncertainty and fear. Will I follow them?How about you? What are you waiting for? Please, share with a friend if you feel moved.
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by David Rupert
originally posted at Red Letter Believers