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.