<<unsure, insecure, vague>>

The uncertainty of not knowing or indefinite decisions has a crippling power. During periods of indecision our faith and confidence are challenged as we waver between the various possibilities with doubts arising so it is vitally important to keep your eyes on the Lord and trust Him (Isa 26:3; Jas 1:6).

The things we see and touch are not necessarily the most sure

Wherever possible endeavour to clarify the situation, ask questions and seek advice so you are aware of the implications and can carefully formulate your convictions and course of action.

We like to feel in control, knowing the answers instantly, with life unfolding according to our desires and plans, rather than the suspense of waiting. However, in this walk of faith, while we should plan, we are to be obedient to God and flexible as circumstances dictate. Follow the Bible’s advice to “Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways acknowledge Him, and He will direct your paths” (Prov 3:5,6). Seeming certainties of this world are not guaranteed – however our trust in God will not disappoint or leave us impoverished as He promises us an eternal home (Jn 14:1-3; 1 Tim 6:17).

Know your position in Christ and your divine calling in life, otherwise you will be tossed around like a bottle on a wave and your Christian life and witness will be ineffective as you run from this to that with a trail of uncompleted projects behind you. Paul had a definite purpose and strong convictions –

God knows the beginning from the end. Talk to Him about your uncertainties

he said, “I don’t run aimlessly...I know whom I have believed and am convinced that He is able to keep that which I have committed to Him” (1 Cor 9:26; 2 Tim 1:12). “If there is an unclear signal will anyone take it seriously” (1 Cor 14:8).

We must be securely grounded in Christ with a firm foundation that is based on the certain and unchanging truths of God's Word, not what we think the Bible says or man's opinions. Having a solid basis of fact, not only gives us confidence and assurance but we can also speak into the lives of others, not in a dogmatic way but with Christ’s authority, giving the divine perspective.

See also: assurance, certainty, eternity security, position in Christ.