An unexpected temptation arises. Should you go along or say no: this is the dilemma of having to decide right here, right now. You were not planning to have to make a potentially life-changing decision, but the moment has arrived whether you wanted it or not. What do you do? You can frame this question based on the immediate circumstances before you. In this case your question will be something like, "What am I going to do?" Or you can move the issue to a larger stage and ask, "What does God want me to do?"
"What am I going to do?"
"What does God want me to do?"
King David chose to ask, "What am I going to do?" when he learned that Bathsheba was pregnant. As King, David was a man of many resources, many options. It was his problem to solve. The consequences were catastrophic. A good man was murdered, a newborn son died, a crafty general gained more political influence, two sons were also murdered and David's rule as king was nearly ended by his own son. Why? Because David asked, "What am I going to do?"
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