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What to Do While You Wait?

Author: Angela Craig

You have been called for a purpose.

Now, all you have to do is figure out what to do next.

Does this sound familiar?

I had to laugh at myself, as I listened to a podcast from Mosaic Church-LA this weekend. In the message, What Was I Thinking, Erwin McManus challenged us to stop “waiting” on the Lord to tell us what to do next.

ER said:

Instead of sitting and waiting, how about you just get busy doing something great for the world.

If you are sitting, waiting for God to help you make a decision about what to do next, you have already made a decision. You have decided to sit and wait.

Many of us are living our lives paralyzed, waiting for God to give us something to do.

So, why don’t you do something while you are waiting? Something beautiful, something extraordinary, something courageous, something adventurous.

In fact – If you want to get God’s attention, do something so extraordinary good God has to jump in to help you.

“It is a lot easier to guide a wild stallion than a dead horse.” Erwin McManus

I had to ask myself, How much time have I wasted “waiting on the Lord” when all God wanted me to do was follow Him and get busy making a difference in people’s lives?

Friends, fear is paralyzes us. We are so afraid of what we lack, we become frozen and useless to ourselves and the world around us. When we have no purpose we have a life with no meaning.

We must stop fearing what to do next and act.

This is what Jesus taught us to do.

He says, watch me and do what I do. While you are working, stay connected to me and I will tell you what to do next. I will be your strength when you are weak. I will be your wisdom when you don’t have answers. I will be your provision in your lack. I will be your confidence in your meekness. And I will be your courage that overtakes your fear.

So if you have been wondering what to do next. Follow Jesus and get busy.

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