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What to Do When You Don't Know What to Do
Series: Lessons Learned
2 Chronicles 20
Grab your Bible, and turn to 2 Chronicles, Chapter 20.
Father, You are a faithful God. I pray You will show Yourself mighty on behalf of those reading your Word. Would You please bring revelation and comfort to those seeking You? Help us to be keenly sensitive to Your direction; help us know when to move and when to wait. Grant us patience for the tasks and wisdom for the journey.
I am learning a valuable life and leadership principle from God’s Word that can be summed up in two words: Who Knows? We find it in Esther 4:14 where Esther puts everything on the line to fulfill her life’s work. It’s mentioned again in 2 Samuel, Chapter 12 and in Joel, Chapter 2 , which indicates we don’t know what the Lord has planned through particular situations or life seasons. Who Knows?
It has been my experience that the Lord brings us to Who Knows? experiences because there are things He wants us to know. There have been numerous times I didn’t know what to do. Let’s see how the Bible guides us when we don’t know what to do.
“We do not know what to do, but we are looking to You for help.” - 2 Chronicles 20:12 (NLT)
Read 2 Chronicles 20:1-30. See if you can identify at least seven things that you can do when you don’t know what to do.
1. Verse 3
3. Verse 12
4. Verse 17
5. Verse 20
6. Verse 21
7. Verse 25-26
- Seek the Lord
- Recall His faithfulness
- Admit your limitations
- Position yourself
- Watch & worship
- Get your victory & collect your blessing!
- Seek other people
- Review your problems/issues
- Review the limits
- Position others
- Doubt, be discouraged
- Whine, complain
“God Himself has prepared us for this and as a guarantee He has given us His Holy Spirit.” - 2 Corinthians 5:5 (NLT)
“Children, don’t drag your feet in this! God has chosen you to take your place before Him to serve … this is your life work; make sure you do it and do it well.” - 2 Chronicles 29:3-11 (MSG)
Some battles are not yours; they are the Lord’s. Make sure you are pursuing God’s interests and not just your own desires. Although we might not know where our present circumstances are leading or what the outcome will be, we can rest assured He Knows! So don’t quit when things don’t turn out the way you pray.
Jeremiah reminds us of two important, yet contrasting attitudes we generally develop:
1. “But my people would not listen to Me. They kept on doing whatever they wanted following their own stubborn desires … they went backward and not forward.” - Jeremiah 7:24 (NLT)
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