What am I going to do now?
At CR we have what I believe is a pretty good answer to this question. Admittedly it is a generic answer, but it works, and it works in all situations, all circumstances and it works all the time. It really doesn’t matter what is going on in your life whether things are rolling really well or perhaps everything is a mess. The answer to the question is the same, it never changes. It’s a simple answer but that is not to say it is an easy answer, it can be very hard to do. And not to over simplify, even though it is a simple answer it certainly can be challenging to execute.
Let me explain, maybe things are wonderful in your life right now, your family, finances, health, job, church, relationships, attitude everything is going great. What are you going to do now? Or, on the other hand possibly part of your life is a mess, maybe even a mess you created and things are a total wreak, seemingly beyond repair. Maybe your whole life is screwed up. This kind of fiasco doesn’t fix easily. It’s not a just “give it to Jesus” type of fix. Of course, we give it to Jesus, but what does that look like? Usually there are some things that come along with that “give it to Jesus stuff.” In fact there are certain things that we can do as we give our mess to the Lord. I’m not saying you have to figure it all out at once. Just pray and ask the Lord what can I do now? The answer probably will not be a laundry list of complicated actions you need to take.
I am going to share with you one tenet of CR that works in every single situation with everyone.
Trust me it works, if you are riding high Paul says continue, if you have fallen on your face the bible says get up.
Here’s the answer, “Do the NEXT RIGHT thing.” That’s it, nothing else works and this works every time.
It’s so obvious it’s easy to miss, overlook, or devalue the power of just doing “the next right thing” and then the next right thing, the next and the next. It works if you work it! (Which is another power packed truth we learn in CR).
“Let us not become weary in doing good, for at the proper time we will reap a harvest if we do not give up.” Gal 6:9 NIV
Thank you so much for your prayers and support!
Jim & Pam