Just Do It

August 23, 2010

“If only I knew what to do then it would all be so much better.” Have you ever found yourself saying that? I think we’ve all uttered those desperate words in search of an answer to a question in our life.

“My parents don’t trust me because of mistakes I’ve made.  I just wish I knew what to do.”

“I’m finding it harder and harder to control myself when I’m with my boyfriend/girlfriend. I just wish I knew what to do.”

“I don’t really feel close to God lately and haven’t for a while, I just wish I knew what to do.”

“I’m feeling like I’ve plateaued in my life and am really going nowhere. I just wish I knew what to do.”

It can be really frustrating in life when we find ourselves at a place where we don’t know what our next step should be and feel helpless. And the ugly truth is that… well… we’ve all been there.

But there’s something we kind of like about that place sometimes. It sounds strange to even admit it let alone for me to expect that you’ve felt this way before, but I have to believe that at least some of you have: I sometimes wish I didn’t know what I should do next because either I don’t like what I know I need to do or because it is easier to complain about not knowing than it would be to take action and do something about it.

Once you know what you should do then it’s all changed and now you actually need to do something about it. You can pretend that you don’t know or you can go on without accepting the solution to your problem, but what does that help?

So many times our fear and laziness allow us to find out what the next step is and yet not go for it. You can read another inspirational book. You can talk with more and more people to hear more and more opinions. You can continue praying and praying and praying and praying. But sometimes you just need to do what you know you need to do. It sounds so ridiculously simple that it’s not even worth saying, but then again how many times have we known what we needed to do and sat and waited and waited until it was too late?

So don’t wait a minute later. Think of what problems you’re facing. Do you know what you should do? Even if it is just a first step? Ok, now go do it.

Seriously, just do it.