Recently, as in this last week I re-upped with a missionary organization and began the transition back into full time missions. It was one of those situations where I spent months praying, umming and ahing bout whether this was the right move for me and shoot I still don’t know.
But I was listening to a podcast the other day called ‘Save the Cowboy’ and it focused on what to do when God is silent and your faced with a decision and don’t get a yes or no, or anything really.
It was through this that I realized me as a man ultimately can’t screw up God’s plan and that sometimes you just got to saddle up n get it done – trusting God will lead you where you need to be.
Break it down
Going through this process was hard and it sure stretched me and my faith way past that comfort zone. I had to proceed one way or another, because I was out of time and the place I was staying needed to be cleared out.
So, I had to break this decision down before saddling up and with that I had to reflect on one question but in three different perspectives.
First was this choice wise based on similar past experiences and how they panned out? Second is it wise biblically, as in does this decision go against the word of God? Third and final is it wise in the sense that it will grow me in God’s purpose for my life and allow me to serve God and others?
Its in this that we gotta allow ourselves to trust in God’s plan and while we go where we are going that God will ride with us and trust that we broke it down enough with God.
This here is easier said than done, no matter what you might say or express to some people – especially those who know the Lord have this constant thing where they say – you know you should trust God.
I don’t know about y’all, but I often have to hold back my words. The thing is sometimes life experiences make it hard to trust God. Sometimes life goes so sideways and your just stuck there winded and laying in the dirt.
But it says in His word who knows how many times trust Him, seek Him, ask in His will and you shall receive. I guess that what I am tryin to say is that God is faithful, and He is trustworthy and more often or not we are dealing with our own insecurities and the insecurities forced on us by others.
More often or not when we are faced with a decision and God is silent, we just gotta go Ah Heck, ‘Cowboy Up’ and get it done. There are times where we won’t have that opportunity to break it down or weigh it up. Its in those moments that we rely on the wisdom from past experiences and whether we just know in our knower.
I don’t know about you, but my life has consisted of a lot of these lately and it’s been a crazy journey. But sometimes life needs a little of that faith and those moments where we go Ah Heck, saddle up and get it done and knowing or at least hoping God has got our backs.
Ash lives in Kingaroy, Queensland. It’s here he works as a farm hand, bull rides and finishing his degree in teaching. Ash is a former young writer and has returned to the team.