This is one of the chapter titles In Francis Chan’s book Forgotten God. There have been times in my life where I was so concerned about what was coming next in my life, that I wasn’t present and engaged with that God had given me to do right where I was living. “It’s much less demanding to think about God’s will for your future than it is to ask Him what he wants you to do in the next ten minutes. It’s safer to commit to following Him someday instead of this day,” Chan says. As I interact with people who want to go overseas and serve with the Alliance, I like to know how they are using their spiritual gifts right now either in their church or in their community.
"Why can't I know God's plan for my life? Doesn't He understand that I want to serve Him? Why don't I have that BIG HAIRY AUDACIOUS GOAL that everyone talks about! When can I start living life?"
Ron, one of my mentors, without skipping a beat knew exactly what to say, "You don't need God's ultimate plan for your life. You just need to focus in on Jesus, and He'll give you the next step."
I actually get sick of prayer meetings.
I know, I'm not supposed to say that. But I've run into so many young adults, and even old adults that think they are young adults who are still "praying" about their next decision, still "waiting-on-God" to provide for them a spouse, a house, a job, a German shepherd, etc.
While there is a place for praying about decisions and waiting on the Lord, I want to pull the pendulum back a bit and talk about getting things done. It's not enough to want to change the world...but you actually have to start moving in that direction, or any direction. Just start moving!