What to do when you don’t know what to do?
I recently experienced a dilemma where I had a very crucial decision to make and I was extremely torn. This feeling of confusion and indecisiveness shook me for a moment to the point I felt myself becoming emotional. Naturally, I deal with difficult days and challenging times by taking a nap or “sleeping it off”. It’s my coping mechanism because it allows me to feel like I get a restart---kinda like hitting the reset button.
My infamous quote or response when I’m in a funk or screw up is: “I’m just going to try again tomorrow.”
While taking a nap was out of the question, I wasn’t at all sleepy at this particular time, I had to figure out a more mature and courageous answer to the question, “What to do when you don’t know what to do?”
I felt the Holy Spirit telling me “Breezy, Don’t fold! Don’t crack! I never promised it would be smooth sailing. Don’t react! You need to RESPOND and do so righteously!” Ah-ha! My heart and mind synchronized with the Word I so desperately rely on in my day-to-day life. My answer was: “Do exactly as you usually would! Do what’s honest and true. Do the things that make you feel empowered. Wait on the Lord.”
I realized that the decisions I was facing could wait a few days until the brain fog cleared away and I could think rationally with confidence that God would give me through prayer and patience.
Sometimes we simply don’t know what to do with ourselves when things get a little rocky. I’m here to tell you to simply carry on and know that if it’s not life or death it can wait until you feel less emotional. Our feelings and emotions sometimes distort our perspective in situations which leads us to reacting instead of responding.
Needless to say, as of today I still have not made a decision about the choices I once freaked out about. What I have done is found joy by doing what I love. Cooking, working out, and Watching Food documentaries on Netflix (peep my Netflix foodie list blog). I’m simply doing what is true and honest. Leaning in to hear from God and trusting that He will work everything out to its proper end. (Proverbs 16:4)
So, what are you going to do when you just don’t know what to do?