Monday, April 12, 2010

Just Do Something!

That's the title of a book by Kevin DeYoung that I read a few weeks ago. If you've ever wondered how to discern God's will in areas like what job to take, where you should live, etc. this is a short, biblical, edifying book. Here's the publisher's description:

Hyper-spiritual approaches to finding God's will don't work. It's time to try something new: Give up.

Pastor and author Kevin DeYoung counsels Christians to settle down, make choices, and do the hard work of seeing those choices through. Too often, he writes, God's people tinker around with churches, jobs, and relationships, worrying that they haven't found God's perfect will for their lives. Or—even worse—they do absolutely nothing, stuck in a frustrated state of paralyzed indecision, waiting . . . waiting . . . waiting for clear, direct, unmistakable direction.

But God doesn't need to tell us what to do at each fork in the road. He's already revealed his plan for our lives: to love him with our whole hearts, to obey His Word, and after that, to do what we like.

No need for hocus-pocus. No reason to be directionally challenged. Just do something.

There is a lot of goofy stuff that is written about this subject, and DeYoung sifts through the goofiness and gives us solid, biblical wisdom on what the will of God is and how we should go about doing it. If you, or someone you know, struggles with a concern for finding God's will for their life, this is a good read.

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