“What do you do when you realize that you can’t figure life out and you can’t control it? Don’t be afraid, just do something, and enjoy life.”

November 18, 2018

Life has too many decisions to know how to make them all perfectly right. But that doesn’t stop us from trying. The problem is, when we analyze decisions and try to figure out the outcomes ahead of time, it leaves us paralyzed and often unable to actually make a decision. In our passage today we are reassured that the way to make good decisions is not to be able to control their outcome or even be able to see the future. Good decisions aren’t made from fear. Good decisions are made in love as we simply step out in faith and just do something.

Application Questions

  1. What are the decisions that you have the hardest time making?
  2. What are you afraid of when it comes to decision making (big and small)?
  3. What aspects of God’s secret will do you try to know when you can’t? What aspects of God’s revealed will do you neglect when you shouldn’t?
  4. How would your life and decision making be different if you were to “just do something” and “enjoy life,” leaving the results and the outcomes up to God?
  5. What is an area in your life in which you have been paralyzed by fear? What might faithful action in that area look like?

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Scott Mehl

Scott serves the church by overseeing leadership, development, global ministries, and counseling/discipleship.

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