- Do I stay in a job that I hate going to every morning because I hate change even more or do I look for something else?
- Do I remain in a relationship that I know isn't healthy for me or do I just keep hoping that the other person will change?
- Do I set boundaries with my rebellious teen and risk their leaving the house or do I keep allowing their harmful behavior and pray that God will bring them to their senses?
We bring our dilemmas to God and we wait. We ask him for clarity in our circumstances and we wait. We beg Him to spell it out and tell us exactly what we should do and we wait. Instead of taking steps to resolve our situations we wait.
I have been in many a dilemma in which I stopped in my tracks and pleaded for divine intervention; asking for and waiting for God to make His will crystal clear. Then one day it dawned on me. What if all this time I spent waiting on God, God was waiting on me?
It's imperative that we seek God's guidance when making important life decisions. But just how often-- even with the heroes of the Bible--have those who sought clear direction been handed a detailed road map from God? How often have those standing at the fork in the road been spoon-fed by God detailed directions as to what they should do, how they should do it, and what the outcome would be? He simply wants us to trust Him. The first step is up to us.
Perhaps we need to go until God says no. Perhaps we just need to do what we already know in our hearts is the right thing to do. Perhaps we simply need to move forward and trust that God will make it clear if we're not on the right path. Trust is not passive. It is active. We cannot ask God to guide our steps if we're not willing to move our feet.
God's Word tells us that He will be our Guide in life. That He will show us the way. That He is not only with us in our journey, He is In us. He can be trusted. So stop waiting and start moving.