Have you ever found yourself living in the grey area? You may expect things to be black and white, clearly right and wrong, or obviously good and bad. As much as we would like it to be, life isn’t always like that. A grey area means there is more than one way to go and more than one option available.
My friend, Dane, recently posted a very provoking post about this topic. He said grey areas are nasty and dangerous. Dane explained how he knows this first hand. He said, “Trust me. I’ve lost some of the best things in life because the grey area was the easiest option.”
Dane’s fear of commitment, fear of being let down and fear of being hurt caused him to live in the grey areas. He was afraid that if committed to one thing, he’d miss out on a better opportunity. Yet, at the end of the day, he was left with nothing.
Grey areas allow you to live your life without commitment or conviction. Many people may think this is the optimum way to live because it allows you to keep your options open. While some people may think that this gives them what they desire, the Bible has something different to say.
In James 1:6-8 it says, “…be sure that your faith is in God alone. Do not waver, for a person with divided loyalty is as unsettled as a wave of the sea that is blown and tossed by the wind. 7 Such people should not expect to receive anything from the Lord. 8 Their loyalty is divided between God and the world, and they are unstable in everything they do.
Living in the grey area requires no faith in God and no trust in His plans for your life. As a result, it can give you a false sense of control because you think you are in the driver’s seat, so to speak.
Instead of living in the grey area, let’s be people of conviction and commitment. People who do what they say they will do. People who will stick to what they have agreed to do. There is power in the ability to stand firm in your decision-making.
God’s will for your life doesn’t have to be an enigma. Look out for my other post on how you can know what God’s will for your life is.
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