Tuesday, April 11, 2017

What to Do - Step 6

Welcome back to the final installment of my series, "What to Do When You Don't Know What to Do."

We all have times in life when we are just "buffaloed" as we say in the Midwest, meaning we are baffled; we don't know which step to take, or what to do next.

I've been sharing six biblical steps to take during those times and today's step may well be the most difficult for those of us with impatience stamped across our DNA. 

Step 6 - Get in Position … and Wait
God has perfect timing, and His ways are not our ways. Sometimes, we have done everything right, and we must stand … and wait.

Ephesians 6:10-13
10 Finally, my brethren, be strong in the Lord, and in the power of his might.
11 Put on the whole armour of God, that ye may be able to stand against the wiles of the devil.
12 For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places.
13 Wherefore take unto you the whole armour of God, that ye may be able to withstand in the evil day, and having done all, to stand.
·        Going back to our example of Jehoshaphat’s story in 2 Chronicles 20:

2 Chronicles 20:17 Holman Christian Standard Bible (HCSB)
You do not have to fight this battle. Position yourselves, stand still, and see the salvation of the Lord. He is with you, Judah and Jerusalem. Do not be afraid or discouraged. Tomorrow, go out to face them, for Yahweh is with you.’”

KJV says “set yourselves, stand ye still.” 

·        Remember, He promises strength to those who wait on Him:

Isaiah 40:31 King James Version (KJV)
But they that wait upon the Lord shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings as eagles; they shall run, and not be weary; and they shall walk, and not faint.

So, the next time, you are faced with something that makes you say, “I don’t know what to do,” do these six steps:

3.     Get Your Praise On
4.     Get Your Armor On
6.     Get in Position … and Wait

(Did you miss any of the steps in the series? Just click on the step and it will take you to that post.)


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Anonymous said...

#6...the hardest one for me...waiting.

Leah Adams said...

2 Chronicles 7:14 was a verse the Lord used in my life in my 30s to show me that He can be trusted to work things out. It really was my first time to trust Him on a BIG thing and watch Him come through in amazing ways. That verse will always be special to me. This has been a great series, Jerralea!!

Michele Morin said...

Late to the party and behind on my reading, but loving this series, Jerralea!