Gray Areas


When you are deciding where to go out to eat with your friends or family, inevitably someone will say, “I don’t care.” So you decide where to go, and it becomes obvious that this person actually does care, because they are unhappy with the decision. This video makes light of the mental gymnastics we do, merely to try to figure out what to eat for dinner: While we have a hard time imagining God saying, “I don’t care,” in reality we are likely exaggerating our importance by thinking that God has a specific desire for every single thing we do. God has equipped us with minds that reason, people to look to for advice, and Scripture and the Holy Spirit to guide us. When considering the gray areas, ask for wisdom (James 1:5) and move forward in confidence (and humility). Will we mess up? Absolutely. As we grow up in Christ (regardless of our age), we continue to learn. A tender heart means that God will continue to refine us, convict us, and change us. It’s a journey. For this moment of that journey, do the best you can with what you know, and then press on in the assurance that God is at work. You don’t have it figured out. In fact, not one person in the world has it all figured out, either. God isn’t keeping score; he’s making disciples. In the wise words of Maya Angelou, “Do the best you can until you know better. Then when you know better, do better.”