The world tells us how much we need to be doing. We need to have bigger, better, have a quiet time, stay fit, lose weight, pursue work goals, keep our kids in activities, support charities, and make it all look so easy while we are doing it. Our plates are already so full, what do you do when faced with a new decision, or a dream to pursue, or even a situation that is out of your control?
Making decisions when our plates are already so full is really hard because there often isn’t time for quiet. Who can decide what to do when there is already so much happening? Of course this is a good time to re-check our priorities, simplify some thing. That is good, but then there are still new decisions to be made. How can we know what to do? We want God’s will on our lives and our heart is true in this, but sometimes answers still don’t come.
The truth is, we already know what to do. It isn’t a mystery. While we may not have a specific answer to our question, we do know what to do while we are seeking that answer.
Do the things you already know to do.
Come boldly to the throne.
Renew your mind.
Focus on the good and the lovely.
Serve with a humble heart.
This may seem simplistic, but perhaps that’s where the beauty is. I think we make things more complicated than they need to be. I often need to remind myself to slow down and keep those ideas in mind. Things don’t need to be as frantic or as mysterious as I make them out to be.
Keep doing the things you know to do while you are seeking the answers you need. Prepare your heart to receive what He says. Imagine your life as a garden. You are preparing the soil, pulling the weeds, planting seeds and watering. At just the right time the seedlings will burst forth, and with the right tending, the plants will grow.
Do what you know and the rest will come.