Which door should I go through? The popular television show Let’s Make a Deal serves as a reminder that none of us know for sure what is behind the curtain or beyond the door. Often in living our lives for God, we find safety in just staying where we are. That may be in church, in a position of leadership, or simply showing up and doing what we’re asked. After all, there is nothing inherently wrong with where we are. It’s better than doing nothing.
But living in the realm of better can blind us to the best. So what can we do?
1) Open our eyes to the range of possibilities available.
2) Prayerfully and honestly assess the better option and the best choice.
3) Do not be afraid to step out of our comfort zones. The best will always carry a little more risk. It may demand more from us than we are currently giving.
4) Trust God to support us in carrying out the best when better seems good enough.
“Do not be afraid; do not be discouraged, for the Lord your God will be with you wherever you go” (Joshua 1:9 NIV).
Dianne Swaim has answered God’s call to serve as a hospital chaplain in Little Rock, Arkansas.
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