I couldn’t really help but simper when I read the front cover of Kevin DeYoung’s book, “Just Do Something: A Liberating Approach to Finding God’s Will or How to Make a Decision Without Dreams, Visions, Fleeces, Impressions, Open Doors, Random Bible Verses, Casting Lots, Liver Shivers, Writing in the Sky, etc.”
There have been far too many times where I have pondered whether I was correct in understanding that God’s will wanted me to pursue a certain direction and even more times where I have been paralyzed in doubt thinking that I have failed to attain God’s will in my life, and brought to question my affirmation in Christ. There have been times where I feel like I’m aimlessly floating around, dabbling in various different ministries waiting for God to display His proverbial neon sign reading, “Yes, this is the ministry I want you to do”.
In as much as we all ought to desire to do what God wants us to do, Just Do Something helped me discern the false theology of what has been imprinted onto my understanding of what is God’s will. Instead of overcomplicating day-to-day decisions, or over-delaying the bigger life-changing choices, this book has better helped equip me into knowing how to make decisions with what God has given you. As well, it has liberated me through the knowledge and understanding that gives me permission, within the guidelines of Scripture, to make choices through utilising God-given knowledge, which is wisdom.