Recently, I found myself in a Bible study in which the leader asked, “What is God telling you to do as a result of this passage?”
I had a moment of absolute panic in which I thought, “Nothing. Right this second, I honestly don’t hear God saying anything to me.”
That thought was quickly replaced with, “You can’t say that. You’re the youth pastor. What would people think if you said ‘Nothing’?”
In the end, my fear of being judged kept me from being authentic. Rather than admit I heard nothing from God, I lied.
Let me say that again.
I’m a youth pastor and I lied at a Bible study.