DECISION-MAKING IS A FAITH-BUILDING ACTIVITY
But ask in faith, never doubting, for the one who doubts is like a wave of the sea, driven and tossed by the wind; for the doubter, being double-minded and unstable in every way, must not expect to receive anything from the Lord. James 1:6-8 (NRSV)
Nothing is going to happen with your dream until you wake up and take action. You have to make the decision: I’m going to go for it! For every ten dreamers in the world, there is only one decision maker. Most people have dreams but they never get to this step of making the decision to trust God and step out in faith. And then they wonder why their dreams are not fulfilled.
James teaches: When you ask God for wisdom, ask in faith. Whoever doubts is like a wave of the sea that is driven and tossed by the wind. When you are unable to make up your mind and get going, you must not think that you will receive anything from God.
Faith is an action item. Faith is not just something you believe. When you have faith, it is something you do. We can decide to act in faith.
Decision-making is a faith-building activity that involves two things:
- You make a decision to invest your time, money, reputation, and energy. You lay it all on the line; you take the plunge. You say, “God, you’ve inspired me to do this and I’m going to get faithful and do it!”
- You decide to welcome uncertainty. You cannot move forward in faith and hold onto the past or fixed ideas about the future. As the saying goes, “If you want to walk on water, you have to get out of the boat.”