Just Do Something
A Liberating Approach to Finding God’s Will
Settle down – make a choice – and do the hard work of seeing that choice through. Just Do Something is Kevin DeYoung’s counsel for Christians. For, he writes, so often God’s people tinker around with churches, jobs, relationships, worrying that they haven’t yet found God’s “perfect will” for their lives. Or, even worse, they get paralyzed and do nothing. Stuck in a frustrated state of indecision, they wait, wait, wait…for some sign of clear, unmistakable direction.
Is this the way we’re meant to find the will of God for our lives? God doesn’t need to tell us what to do at each fork in the road. He’s already revealed so much about His plan for our lives: we’re to love Him with our whole heart, to obey His Word, and after that, to do what we like. There’s no need for hocus-pocus, no need to remain “directionally challenged” – no reason to wait for dreams, visions, fleeces, impressions, open doors, random Bible verses, casting lots, liver shivers or writing in the skies: just do something obedient to God’s Word and seek His blessing on it.
About the Author
Kevin DeYoung (MDiv, Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary) is the senior pastor at Christ Covenant Church in Matthews, North Carolina. He serves as a council member at the Gospel Coalition and blogs at Young, Restless, and Reformed. Kevin is assistant professor of systematic theology at Reformed Theological Seminary (Charlotte) and a PhD candidate at the University of Leicester. He is the author of several books, including Crazy Busy and The Biggest Story. Kevin and his wife, Trisha, have seven children.
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- Our Magic 8-Ball God
- A Better Way
- Ordinary Guidance and Supernatural Surprises
- Tools of the Trade
- The Way of wisdom
- Work, Wedlock, and God’s Will
- The End of the Matter