Today’s Blog: It may not be indecision
TODAY’S PROVERB: Then you will discern what is right and just and fair—every good path. Proverbs 2:9, TLV
Do you struggle with indecision? Or perhaps the opposite: do you struggle with making too quick a decision? Both can produce disappointing results.
Interestingly enough, both problems stem from the same issue: trusting our Heavenly Father for our discernment.
For most of us, the discernment muscle takes time to develop. Others seem to have a “gut feeling” and they are often right. But those times when they aren’t can be disastrous.
Over the years I’ve watched folks that I’ve always admire with an innate understanding of wisdom that don’t acknowledge this as a gift from the Lord. In fact they don’t acknowledge Him at all. Having observed them for a long time I noticed that eventually, they “lose” that gift. If, at some point, they don’t come to an understanding that they need to have faith in the Giver, the gift is taken away.
Whether we get those gut feelings or haven’t a clue, our source of discernment should be the same — our Father’s Holy Spirit. And we need to acknowledge Him as the Giver.
Seeking His wise counsel — and the counsel of those with experience walking Wisdom’s Journey — is prudent. It takes time. It takes trust that when we seek Father He will answer.
If He tarries in His answer, then wait. This is not indecision, it’s obedience. If He says, “No” then don’t do it. If He opens the door, walk through it.
It can be scary, but that’s where the trust muscle comes in. Need to develop that muscle? Don’t worry, walking Wisdom’s Journey strengthens all sorts of faith muscles. And that’s a good thing.