“Let Me Pray About It.”

by Dan Leadbetter

Sometimes I really hate that saying. Why? Because more often than not, it’s used as a chicken’s way out to say no to something. Think of the “maybe” option of a Facebook event. You don’t want to go, but you don’t want the responsibility of telling the person no, or you want the option in case something better comes along.

I’ve heard  “Let Me Pray About It” used so much, that I’ve mentally gone ahead and assumed they are not interested. What happened to saying what you mean, and meaning what you say?

I’m gonna go out on a limb here and assert that God really doesn’t care if you have cheese on your hamburger or if you should do an illustration for a friend’s business (and yes, I’ve actual heard people say that they “needed to pray” about these things). How about you step up and just make the decision right there and stick to what you say you are going to do? Matthew 5:37 says; “But let your ‘Yes’ be ‘Yes,’ and your ‘No,’ ‘No.’ For whatever is more than these is from the evil one.” 

Don’t get me wrong, of course you should pray about things. You should pray about and for a lot of things. I just think that as Christians, we use God as our scape goat or escape hatch when we want to say no to something.

My challenge to you this week is when you get the urge to say “Let Me Pray About It”, that you stop, take a breath, and make a decision right there.