Wednesday, May 23, 2012

Decisions, decisions

“What do you want to do today?”

“I dunno. What do you want to do?”

My husband and I did this, back and forth, for almost an hour. It was a beautiful Saturday morning, the kids were gone and Greg and I had most of the day to ourselves. We just couldn’t decide what to do with it. We’d come up with good ideas but indecision and lack of motivation just couldn’t separate us from the couch.

The sad thing is I’ve done this more than once. Not just trying to decide how to spend a Saturday afternoon, but how I should serve the Kingdom. There may be a lot of good options, but indecision and lack of motivation keep me sitting on the couch.

Sound familiar? Have you wasted precious time trying to decide what to do with precious time? 

“God, what do you want me to do?”

“Did I really understand what you said, God?”

“I’ll just wait on You, God, until I feel I have heard you more clearly.”

Have you said any of these before? Are you saying them now? All too often we wait to see a heavenly neon sign before we’ll begin our journey of faith. But that’s not what God wants from us. He wants us to lace up our shoes, push the door wide open and step out in faith. Instead, we sit on the couch batting around a few ideas but don’t pursue any of them.

Trust me; I know how it feels to be afraid, uninspired or even indifferent. But I also know how it feels to be excited, motivated and invigorated. It wasn’t until I decided to do SOMETHING to serve God that He led me to the RIGHT THING. ‘You can’t steer a parked car!’ Just start somewhere.

Oh, in case you were wondering how our Saturday turned out. Greg and I found a restaurant we hadn’t been to, shared some tasty Mediterranean pizza as we discussed our plans for the future, and then saw a movie in which a lot of things got blown up. It was a Win/Win! And it all started by leaving the couch…

Be blessed,


“Commit to the Lord whatever you do, and He will establish your plans.” Proverbs 16:3


Anonymous said...

Love that, "you can't steer a parked car!" Thank you Jennifer!

-Adam Carey

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