Miscellany

The Lighter Side: Waiting for God or Procrastinating?

November 3, 2012

“When faced with a decision, many people say they are waiting for God. But I understand, in most cases, God is waiting for me.” ~Andy Andrews

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Question: Have you ever put off making a decision and used something like this as an excuse?

 

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8 Comments

  • Reply Ann Musico November 3, 2012 at 9:47 am

    My question back is – Who hasn’t?   Haha – yes – and sometimes without even truly realizing I was doing that until I’d wasted a LOT of time.  Awareness is key!

  • Reply JohnPSnook November 5, 2012 at 11:41 am

    I read a book called “just do something”. The premise of the book is when we look for God’s will in our life many times we pray and ask for guidance and then wait for some type of a sign. God certainly has a will for our lives and the book talks about that in regards to we should love the Lord our God with all our heart and mind soul and spirit and love our neighbors as we love ourselves, and in addition to seek a relationship with him. Any other question that we may ask in regards to God’s will for our lives if there is no moral or ethical context of the question then we should just do something. so if I want to start a business and there is nothing immoral or unethical about it than I should just do something to get it started. This was a huge eye-opener for me because in the past I have always looked or wanted some type of the sign from God. But it has also been very difficult because now the canvas is completely blank for me to paint a picture of my life the way I would like to be and that is quite overwhelming….the paints made dry on the palate before ever get to painting.

    • Reply Michael Good November 26, 2012 at 6:47 am

      John, somehow I messed this comment. 

      Sounds like a great book! Is that the one by Kevin DeYoung? I think I might pick that up. 

      I’m often bothered by the Christianese terms that get thrown around in regard to this. 

      I think by taking the approach of simply waiting for God to show us his will, we discount so much of what he’s created us to be. He’s given us talents, desires, and passions. Those are huge clues as to what direction we should go.

      Great analogy of the canvas and the paint having dried up.

  • Reply Rob Clinton November 5, 2012 at 3:57 pm

    That’s what it all boils down to… God put us here, we didn’t put God here… If we put Him here, then we might be waiting on Him to do something cool. But it’s the other way around. He put us here, gave us everything we need, now He’s waiting to see something cool. 🙂

    • Reply Michael Good November 26, 2012 at 6:48 am

      Rob, this is such a refreshing comment. Thanks!

  • Reply Michael Wright November 24, 2012 at 4:24 pm

    Michael, I’ll confess to say that I’ve made some real sudden decisions on important items in my life only to realize that “Hey, I shoulda at least asked God about it first!”.  I can go the other direction as well.

    • Reply Michael Good November 26, 2012 at 6:37 am

      I guess like most things, we need a balance. Thanks for the comment.

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