Recognizing and Walking in God’s Will (5)

Recognizing and Walking in God’s Will (5)

“I seek not to please myself but him who sent me.” Jn 5:30 NIV

When the light turns green, go! If you’re in sales, it’s crucial to know when to close the deal. Beginners often lose sales by “overselling.” They present their product and demonstrate how it meets their client’s needs. It’s priced right and the customer is ready to purchase, but the novice keeps on “selling” until the customer becomes suspicious of his pitch and he loses the sale. Knowing when to “close” is essential. Accurate aim is important, but you must know when to pull the trigger. Trust the steps you’ve taken and move forward; otherwise you’ll get stuck in a cycle of second-guessing. At some point in your search for God’s will, you must take that decisive and often intimidating next step. All your studying, praying, discussing, researching, checking and rechecking are fruitless if you don’t act. All the faith in the world will fail you if you stop short of—doing something (See Jas 2:17-18). Here’s a last-minute test: (1) Have you submitted your will to God? (2) Are you faithfully serving where He appointed you? (3) Are you willing to do what He reveals? (4) Have you received and believed the Spirit’s promptings? (5) Are you trusting in His power to fulfill His directions? How’d you do—did you pass? Then it’s time to move forward! Don’t wait until you feel fearless. Take that first, fearful step. Act your way into boldness, and fear will lose its ability to control or paralyze you. When the light turns green, God’s resources are available for your assignment. Now’s the time to move!

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