“How long will you straddle the issue? If the Lord is God, follow Him; if not…”
I dunno. How long can I straddle the issue? How long can I avoid really committing myself?
Because if I really commit myself, I might have to back up my decision. With actions. And that could cost me something. I might fail. It could embarrass me. Or worse.
If we’re avoiding the issue, what does that say about us?
It says that no matter how we like to talk about it - “I’m spiritual, but not religious” or “I just can’t believe in a God that…” (finish that sentence however you like).
It says who we really trust. And it’s not God.
It says that we’re more willing to trust ourselves, someone with a track record of letting us down, time and again, than the One who loves us perfectly. Who has always been there for us, and who always will be.
No matter what happens. Or how bad it hurts. Because He’s been there.
Which leaves each of us with a choice. To decide whether we will keep setting ourselves up to fail. Over and over.
Or run into the open arms of a Love that has been waiting for each of us since before we were born.