By Andrea Merrell
How much longer will you waver, hobbling between two opinions?
1 Kings 18:21 NLT
“Will you please hurry and make up your mind!”
We’ve said this to our kids—and they’ve probably said it to us. We’ve said it to ourselves and most likely wanted to say it to our spouse, our boss, or our friends.
Indecision can be frustrating whether we’re the one faced with
a decision or waiting on someone else.
It’s also frustrating to God.
When Elijah stood before all Israel—right before he called down fire from heaven and destroyed the prophets of Baal on Mount Carmel—he asked the people a question: “How much longer will you waver, hobbling between two opinions? If the Lord is God, follow Him!”
But the people didn’t answer. They remained silent, caught between the proverbial rock and a hard place. They feared Yahweh, but they also feared the wrath of the king, who worshipped false gods. But their silence spoke volumes.
God wants our full allegiance. We are to love Him with all our heart, soul, and strength. He is a jealous God who will not tolerate idols in our life or our half-hearted efforts to serve Him. Jesus’ words to the church of the Laodiceans in Revelation 3:14-16 went something like this (my paraphrase):
Okay folks, make up your mind. Stop sitting on the fence, one foot in heaven and the other in the world. You can’t have it both ways. I can handle you being either hot or cold but not lukewarm. Your indecision and double-minded behavior and mindset make me want to spit you out of my mouth.
We all want to hear the words, “well done, good and faithful servant,” but the outcome is up to us.
If you’re wavering in your faith, hobbling between two opinions, it’s time to come off that fence and make a stand for the Lord. Commit your life to Him and make Him your first priority. Your life will never be the same.
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