A Liberating Approach to Finding God’s Will

JP: A helpful new book on knowing God’s will.

Just Do Something: How to Make a Decision Without Dreams, Visions, Fleeces, Open Doors, Random Bible Verses, Casting Lots, Liver Shivers, Writing in the Sky, etc.

Review: Just Do Something: A Liberating Approach to Finding God’s Will

Kevin DeYoung is convinced that many Christians (and particularly young Christians, like 14 – 40 year olds!) have an unbiblical understanding of “God’s will” and as a result are paralyzed by laziness and inactivity which they over spiritualise by claiming, “I am waiting to know exactly what God wants me to do in this situation.” DeYoung, says that in most cases God wants you to “Just do Something!”

DeYoung sates, “So go marry someone, provided you’re equally yoked and you actually like being with each other. Go get a job, provided it’s not wicked. Go live somewhere in something with somebody or nobody. But put aside the passivity and the quest for complete fulfillment and the perfectionism and the preoccupation with the future, and for God’s sake start making some decisions in your life. Don’t wait for the liver-shiver. If you are seeking first the kingdom of God and His righteousness, you will be in God’s will, so just go out and do something.”

DeYoung is a capable writer and manages to tackle a number of critical subjects in a very short little book. He does this with clarity, humour, and a firm stomp on the toes at times. This book is easy to read, but has the potential to revolutionise many Christian’s false understanding of what it means to know and live God’s will.

Stop looking for some special word from God, stop doing nothing. Love God with all your heart, pursue His Wisdom as revealed in His Word, live to magnify Christ and then do what you like.

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