This past weekend I have had trouble making decisions. I couldn’t decide which book to get on www.paperbackswap.com (awesome website if you want to get books very cheap– only for the shipping cost!) Then I couldn’t decide whether or not to start a conversation with my husband. And finally, I could not decide which journal to use for my next prayer journal! This was very frustrating although these were all things that should have been simple to decide.
So yesterday, I asked the Lord, “Why am I having trouble making decisions?”
James 1:6-7 came to mind:
“But when you ask Him, be sure that your faith is in God alone. Do not waver, for a person with divided loyalty is as unsettled as a wave of the sea that is blown and tossed by the wind.”
And some other wavering verses:
Psalm 26:1 “Trusted in the LORD without wavering.”
Hebrews 10:23 “hold fast the confession of our hope without wavering…”
Then these verses also came to mind:
Romans 14:23 “But he who doubts is condemned if he eats, because his eating is not from faith; and whatever is not from faith is sin.”
& this (which had been in my head all day)
James 4:17 “Therefore, to one who knows the right thing to do and does not do it, to him it is sin.”
So, be settled before you make a final decision. If you are wavering between two choices, simply wait on the Lord. He will give you the wisdom to make the right choice, even if it takes a long time before it becomes clear. It’s worth it to WAIT and feel secure before making a choice. Act when you know and are not wavering so that you will not have a divided heart or be unstable!
Father I pray for the church. May we be in agreement and solidified as one, following Your lead every time. May we be about our Father’s business and stick to trusting you, waiting when we are not sure. In Jesus’ name! Thank You, Lord. Amen.