Why won’t God reveal his special will for my life already?
Because he doesn’t intend to... So says Kevin DeYoung in this punchy book about making decisions the godly way.
Many of us are listening for the still small voice to tell us what’s next instead of listening to the clear voice in Scripture telling us what’s now. God does have a will for your life, but it is the same as everyone else’s: Seek first the kingdom of God. And quit floundering.
With pastoral wisdom and tasteful wit, DeYoung debunks unbiblical ways of understanding God’s will and constructs a simple but biblical alternative: live like Christ. He exposes the frustrations of our waiting games and unfolds the freedom of finding God’s will in Scripture and then simply doing it.
This book is a call to put down our Magic 8-Balls and pick up God’s Word. It’s a call to get wisdom, follow Christ, be holy, and live freely. To just do something.
Hyper-spiritual approaches to finding God’s will don’t work. It’s time to try something new: give up.
Pastor and author Kevin DeYoung counsels Christians to settle down, make choices, and do the hard work of seeing those choices through.
Too often, he writes, God’s people tinker around with churches, jobs, and relationships, worrying that they haven’t found God’s perfect will for their lives. Or—even worse—they do absolutely nothing, stuck in a frustrated state of paralyzed indecision, waiting…waiting…waiting for clear, direct, unmistakable direction.
But God doesn’t need to tell us what to do at each fork in the road. He’s already revealed His plan for our lives: to love Him with our whole hearts, to obey His Word, and after that, to do what we like.
No need for hocus-pocus. No reason to be directionally challenged. Just do something.
"God told me that He wants you to read this book. Actually, that
is one of the many mistaken notions about God's will that Kevin
DeYoung wants to correct."
Collin Hansen, Editorial Director, The Gospel Coalition
"DeYoung explains so well what Oswald Chambers wrote a century
ago, 'Trust God and do the next thing.' Sadly, our wrongheaded
search for the elusive 'will of God' often prevents us from doing
both. This book will help correct the problem."
Gerald L. Sittser, Professor of Theology, Whitworth University
"I try to keep a stack of these handy because it’s my
easy-to-read, practical, go-to help for people discerning God’s
will for their lives."
Thabiti Anyabwile, Senior Pastor, First Baptist Church of Grand Cayman
"One of the best books on guidance I've read."
Mark Dever, Senior Pastor, Capitol Hill Baptist Church
"False understandings of God's will infect so much of popular
Christianity. The church desperately needs a rescue from this
confusion. Thankfully, Kevin DeYoung offers that much needed rescue
in 'Just Do Something.' Live the title to God's glory, but
read this excellent book first."
Albert Mohler, President, The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary