Are you tossing today?
This morning the Lord has been talking about double mindedness speaking from a position of seeking the Lord re direction. This seems to be a constant struggle for Jim and I. Do we ...... or do we do.....?
We are questioning direction, things that have been started, do they continue and the reason why the questions come are usually from not seeing what we believe we should be seeing or perhaps because of finances, or was it just the promise for a season?
Matt 12:25 says "Every Kingdom divided against itself will be ruined and every city or household divided against itself will not stand".
We are seeking the Lord from a heart to hear His voice and move with what He is saying and yet we constantly 'wobble'. And in so doing we don't make decisions at all and we stay with what is familiar even if it's uncomfortable and perhaps not working.
Over the Christmas holidays we sold a section we believed the Lord told us to buy. Land in Waharoa. A place of promise for us. On that land we had been storing up chairs for the 'church' that we had been given for when the church had its own building. And so there were a lot of promises tied up in the property of Waharoa. Waharoa - Gateway to the Waikato, a place of inheritance for revival, this property bought because of a dream the Lord gave, and now the questioning came, "Were we to sell it"? due to words the Lord was speaking now. In asking the Lord we finally decided to put it on the market 'rightly or wrongly 'and sell it and within four hours it was sold. In letting go of the chairs the Lord showed that he will give the chairs when we need them. So often we are storing up stuff for 'such a time as this' and yet God will give us what we need when we need it.
So we have sold the property in Waharoa but still believe the promises that the Lord showed us about it and we have sown into that promise but we can't make a way for it to happen, the Lord will do that in His time and in His way. Are we double minded or are we believing by faith for God to bring about the promise? (Rhetorical question :))
We often get divided and unsure and become double minded in this process of waiting for the promises but sometimes we need to let go of things in order for God to raise it up. Yet on the other hand we need to keep going in one direction, set our face like flint come what may,
because this is what we believed God was saying and stand firm despite the challenges.
James 1:5 "If any of you lacks wisdom, you should ask God, who gives generously to all without finding fault, and it will be given to you. But when you ask, you must believe and not doubt, because the one who doubts is like a wave of the sea, blown and tossed by the wind. That person should not expect to receive anything from the Lord. Such a person is double-minded and unstable in all they do."
So we ask God as we lack wisdom, we lack direction, but then there is a step of faith that needs to be taken, the decision needs to be enacted upon come what may. It is there that you find peace, it is there that the Lord can lead and direct you because its in the stepping out that God can guide. It is there that you get confirmation of what is right as His peace comes.
So let me encourage you today, seek the Lord, make the decision and stay the course as He leads you and do not turn back.