Are You Praying Before Making a Commitment? (Salt & Light #11)

Are You Over Committed?

Do you ever jump into things without giving it a second thought?  Usually there is a tug at your heartstrings and a sense of guilt if you don’t step up to the plate so before you know it, you are smack dab in the middle of commitment.

 

I’ve been there friends.

 

Far.  Too.  Often.

 

Those commitments are usually what get me feeling overwhelmed and weary before too long.  Not exactly the best place to be.

 

When I find myself in this situation, more often than not it is because I’ve chosen to place “praying about it first” off to the side somewhere.  That’s a bad decision from the very start.

Learn how to make better decisions by praying before committing. Christian blog post about prayer. Salt and Light Linkup at Milk and Honey Faith. Featured post by Simply For One.

Joshua’s Mistake

 

Have you ever read the passage from chapter 9 in the book of Joshua where the Gibeonites feared for their lives and resorted to deceiving Joshua and the Israelites so that they could live?  They did this because they had heard that the Israelites were annhiliating everyone in the land.  The Gibeonites told Joshua that they were a people who lived in a far off place, when really they lived near by just so they could save their own necks.  They even dressed the part with old clothes and moldy food so that they could make it look like they had traveled a great distance.

So instead of consulting the Lord, Joshua and the Israelites examined their food and took it for face value.  The Israelites relied on their own understanding, which resulted in them making a peace treaty with people they never should have made a vow to.  God still worked through it, but that doesn’t mean it was the best option for God’s people.

 

Today I’m featuring Tiffany Parry from Simply For One because of her powerful post “You May Be Capable, but Are You Called?“.  Tiffany talks about those times when we He’s able and willing to show us what we should do, if we’ll stop telling Him what we can do.

 

You don’t want to miss it.  Please make sure you give it a read before linking up.

 

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