You Don’t Have to Know How

After my long 6 hours on the road today, I had the opportunity to watch Steven Furtick’s message at Elevation Church when I returned home. I’m not asking you to support him or the ministry there. I see its pros and cons. I do, however, know that God can speak through whomever He chooses. Tonight, God had a message for me through Pastor Furtick.

It is so easy to feel like we have to know how to do everything. I feel the pressure of knowing how to be a good husband, father, friend, chaplain, pastor, and all the other hats I wear. Do you know what? I don’t know how, and that’s okay. I face new situations all the time in these areas. With each new situation, I don’t know how. I do know one thing – the person who knows how and can show me. That is the Holy Spirit. When I am in the home of a family whose loved one is breaths away from dying, the Holy Spirit shows me what to do and how to do it. In the moments when I don’t do the best job as a father or husband, the Holy Spirit shows me how I can do it better. Evangelist Junior Hill said something to the effect that when you don’t know what to do, do what you know to do. In other words, you may need some specific direction but you don’t have it. So you pray, study the Scriptures, and obey what the Bible says.

You and I are imperfect beings who serve an all-knowing, all-powerful Lord. When we don’t know what to do, we call upon the One who does. He will always come through. He may not come through the way we think He should, but He will reveal Himself to us.

9 thoughts on “You Don’t Have to Know How

  1. I think Furtick has brought some due criticism upon himself for certain things. But I’d also say that God definitely used him to inject a particular brand of faith into me at a certain time. So I’m thankful for that.

  2. Great message! It’s important Pastor Matt for others to see that you too are human. I need a pastor who has been through something. I can’t expect someone to really help me if you’ve never had that experience. I mean you may be able to pray for me, but it helps to talk to a pastor/leader who can tell you exactly how you’re feeling and what God will do in your life if you allow Him. From experience comes wisdom. God is a doing a great thing to prepare you for an even greater thing! God bless you!

  3. A number of years ago, I joined Focus on the Family asking God to bless us with a foster child to adopt. I didn’t know why I was praying for this since my husband and I decided we’re retired and can’t care for a child -unless one of our grandkids needs it. I continued to pray, not knowing why or how it would come about. Well, one morning I was ready to head to our Ladies group and husband says; by the way, our son and daughter-in-law are going to adopt her half-brother’s son who is handicapped. Praise God, He knew we are not at a point where we can care for this child, but we are more than able to assist our children in caring for this blessing added to our family! The Lord has blessed them with abundant strength and creative ideas and a feisty spirit to defend him in the schools he’s had difficulties with.
    SO…if God tells you to pray about something, DO IT without trying to figure out how it’s going to happen; He only asks us to be obedient to His voice and He’ll take it from there!

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