Genesis 19:15-16 At dawn the next morning the angels became insistent. “Hurry,” they said to Lot. “Take your wife and your two daughters who are here. Get out right now, or you will be swept away in the destruction of the city!” When Lot still hesitated, the angels seized his hand and the hands of his wife and two daughters and rushed them to safety outside the city, for the Lord was merciful.
I’ll admit it: sometimes I have a hard time making a decision. The little decisions aren’t so hard, but the big ones are another story. It’s likely that I am a perfectionist and don’t want to make the wrong decision. But that often leads me to make no decision at all. This has caused me to miss out on great deals and great adventures. I just over think it sometimes; I drag my feet. By the time I make up my mind, it’s too late. Can anyone relate?
There are certain times, however, when dragging your feet is an even bigger deal: when God has told you to do something. He calls us out to a great purpose, but we aren’t sure if the water is safe. He calls us out of places of danger, but we refuse to leave the burning house. Why is that? Do we fear the unknown more than we fear the danger of the present? Because if God is IN the unknown, that’s actually a pretty safe place to be.
There’s some good news for all of us in this feet dragging conundrum: God is gracious. Lot was in a dangerous situation and hesitated leaving it. But the angels of the Lord grabbed his hand and brought him to safety. The Lord does the same with us today. When we are dragging our feet, He grabs our hand and leads us to safe places. Hesitation happens, but when you feel Him nudging you on to safety, that’s when the feet need to stop dragging and start moving. Trust that where He is leading you is far better than where you are.
*Are you dragging your feet?