What To Do When You Don’t Know What To Do As A Christian:
When we’re faced with difficult decisions, there’s a natural tendency to want to figure them out on our own. We want to be the ones in control of our destiny, so we try to make these decisions ourselves—even if they’re painful or difficult. But as Christians, we know that God is ultimately in control of our lives and that he’s working everything together for good (Romans 8:28). That means we don’t have to figure everything out on our own! The Bible tells us many times not just how to make decisions but also who should help us make those decisions: other believers. When you realize you don’t know what else to do besides pray about it and ask someone wise for advice, then reach out to others who have been through similar situations before you.
What To Do When You Don’t Know What To Do As A Christian
1. Don’t be afraid
Don’t be afraid to ask for help.
In the words of St. Francis of Assisi, “It is in dying that we are born to eternal life.” We are all beloved children of God, and there is nothing more important than knowing that we are not alone on this journey. Jesus said, “I am the vine; you are the branches” (John 15:5). He also said, “For I have come down from heaven not to do My own will but the will of Him who sent Me” (John 6:38). If God’s love is infinite then it must overflow as well; if His mercy is boundless then so must our ability to receive it stretch beyond measure. If you feel like giving up or falling into despair during your time as a Christian—if you need a reminder that everything will be alright—then reach out; ask for help; forgive yourself and others; and remember that there’s nothing wrong with asking for guidance from above when things seem bleakest below
2. Pray and ask God to help you know what to do
Pray and ask God to help you know what to do. This can be a difficult step because it can feel like you’re asking “God” for help when you should be able to make up your own mind. However, our minds are clouded by sin and we need guidance from God! So pray that he’ll help guide your thoughts and actions.
Some examples of the kinds of things people may say in prayer:
- “Lord, please guide my thoughts so that I will always make good decisions.”
- “Dear Father, show me what steps to take next in life so that my family will be safe and happy forever.”
If these prayers seem too general or repetitive for you at first (and they will), don’t worry—the important thing is simply expressing your desire for guidance from above.*
3. Ask someone who is wise and godly for advice on what you should do.
When you are trying to figure out what to do, there are a few people that you might want to ask for advice. First, look for someone who has a good track record of knowing what to do. You don’t need someone who is constantly making mistakes and getting themselves into trouble; instead, you will want someone who has shown themselves to be wise and godly in their decisions. Look for an example of this by finding out if they’ve been through similar situations before and how they handled them. If they answered those questions well, then ask them what they would do if you were in your situation now.
Another great person to ask is someone who knows the Bible well enough so that they aren’t going off half-cocked with their opinions on how things should work out—and because they’re not basing everything on feelings or guesses alone (which can lead down some pretty rough roads). Someone like this will have great insight into the issue at hand because he/she can rely both on his/her experiences and on what God says about our lives through His Word!
4. Look at the scriptural principles that apply, and see if they give you some insight.
There are certain principles in the Bible that can be applied to every situation, no matter what you’re going through. We need to ask ourselves if those scriptures apply, and if so, how?
For example, I remember when my husband and I were struggling with infertility and we didn’t know if it was possible for us to have children. The Lord gave us Esther chapter 4:14-16: “If you remain silent at this time, relief and deliverance will arise for the Jews from another place…But who knows whether you have come to the kingdom for such a time as this?” This verse gave me hope. Just like Esther had been called upon by God to save her people from destruction (and she did!), He was calling on me now! He wanted me to speak up—and help others!
We went on our quest through adoption agencies and eventually found out that our little girl was already waiting for us; we just had to go get her!
5. Seek God’s will, not your own.
The first step to finding your purpose is knowing and seeking God’s will. As a child of God, you have been given a purpose—a mission—to fulfill. However, this mission can’t be fulfilled if it’s not known or understood by you. The Bible says in 2 Timothy 1:8 that “the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord.” And so we see that the very first thing God gives us is eternal life because we need Him to live in order for our lives to make sense.
But what about all the other things? What about our daily tasks? What about those times when we need guidance on what career path would be best suited for us? These are questions that aren’t answered by simply asking “what do I want?” Many people ask this question when trying to figure out what they should do with their lives but it’s not always an effective way at getting answers because sometimes doing what makes me happy isn’t always good for me or those around me (and vice versa).
One way I like thinking about this issue is by comparing it with going grocery shopping: It seems silly at first glance but think about how many times I’ve gone shopping only wanting certain items but ended up buying more than just those items due solely on impulse purchases! Now imagine if instead of buying these extra items because they looked good (or had great deals), I stopped myself from making these purchases until later so that my total bill wasn’t as high.”
6. Ask other believers how they’ve dealt with similar situations
When you’re going through a hard time, it can be comforting to seek out others who have been in similar situations. The Bible has plenty of examples of people who have done just that. Consider these:
- Job asked his friends for advice after losing everything he owned and becoming afflicted with terrible sores from head to foot (Job 2:11).
- Jesus asked His disciples what they thought about John the Baptist’s ministry (Luke 7:19-20).
- Paul asked fellow Christians how they were doing when he visited them in Jerusalem (Acts 20:29-30).
7. You don’t have to figure everything out on your own.
The Bible says that we can always ask for help when we don’t know what to do.
1 John 5:14-15 (NIV)
This is the confidence we have in approaching God: that if we ask anything according to his will, he hears us. And if we know that he hears us—whatever we ask—we know that we have what we asked of him.
You see, no matter how lost or confused you may feel right now, God is still your Father. He loves you unconditionally and wants nothing more than for you to come home and be with him forever! You need only call out to him because he will hear your voice and respond in love.
Closing What To Do When You Don’t Know What To Do As A Christian
If you’re a Christian who is feeling lost and unsure of what to do next, you’re not alone. Many of us feel overwhelmed or confused from time to time. It can be difficult to know where to turn or what to do when you don’t know what to do. Here are some tips on what to do when you don’t know what to do as a Christian:
1. Pray – Prayer is one of the most powerful tools available to the Christian. When you don’t know where to turn or what to do, prayer can provide comfort and guidance. Take some time to pour out your heart to God and ask Him for guidance and wisdom.
2. Read the Bible – The Bible is filled with wisdom, guidance, and direction. Take some time to read Scripture, and pay close attention to the words that stand out to you. You may find that God is speaking directly to you!
3. Talk to a Pastor or Spiritual Adviser – A pastor or spiritual adviser can be a great source of guidance and support for difficult times. They can provide insight and help you think through challenging issues.
4. Connect with Other Believers – Spend time with other believers who can encourage and support you. Christian fellowship can provide comfort, hope, and wisdom during difficult times.
5. Seek Out Opportunities to Serve – Serving others is a great way to focus on something outside of yourself. It can also help you to gain clarity and direction in your own life.
No matter what you’re facing, know that there is hope and direction. Take time to pray, read the Bible, and connect with other believers. Don’t be afraid to seek out help and guidance if you need it. Remember that God knows and loves you, and He will never leave you!