Today in testimony meeting, I heard a man tell a story about his rationalizing and ignoring a prompting from the Spirit. He felt inspired to call a new convert as his counselor in a Sunday School presidency, but set the feeling aside. Shortly after that, that man was released as Sunday School president and the bishop called the new convert to serve in his place.
In his testimony the man humbly acknowledged, “If you don’t follow the promptings of the Spirit, the Lord will find someone who will.”
Wow. I don’t know that I’ve recognized this truth before, but it totally fits.
I love this quote: “There is nothing that the Lord thy God shall take in his heart to do but what he will do it” (Abraham 3:17). If God decides to call, He calls. If He decides to create, He creates. If He decides to rest, He rests.
I on the other hand can be indecisive about what I want and do. The Lord knows His own work and He will accomplish it, no matter what I do or don’t do. The question is, Do I want to be part of it? I hope He doesn’t ever have to find someone else to inspire again.