Lie: We must wait and pray until we are certain of God’s direction; otherwise, we are presumptuous and will displease him.
Truth: We must act according to his revealed will while praying for specific direction.
‘What is God’s will for my life?’ ‘What college should I attend?’ ‘What career should I pursue?’ ‘Who should I marry and where should we live?’ Certainly all important questions, but if they’re asked in isolation, they really miss the mark. The irony is that so many well-meaning Christians are paralyzed by the fear of missing God’s will but don’t realize that, by doing so, they already have. But don’t panic, the truth is better than you think – it usually is.