The Christmas Dilemma: Mary & The Dilemma of Yes

The Christmas Dilemma: Mary & The Dilemma of Yes

We’re in Luke 1.26-38 today and we’re looking at Mary and her dilemma of ‘yes’.

Summary

Mary was a young teenage girl when she was presented with the dilemma of ‘yes’.  The work God was up to presented a seemingly difficult situation for Mary. How could a betrothed virgin become pregnant without ever having been with a man?

The angel Gabriel provided explanation and Mary responded with ‘Yes’.  And with that ‘yes’ she pursued God’s call on her life.  That’s not to say her life got easy – on the contrary,  she would be walking through some of the most difficult seasons of her life.

Like Mary we have a responsibility to pursue the call that God has placed on us.

Questions to ask

  • What is God calling you to say yes to?
  • How do we pursue the call that God has placed on us?  (See the takeaways!)

Takeaways

  • Find out what God has already said. (Psalm 119:105)
  • Pray and ask God to speak to you. (Jeremiah 33.3)
  • Seek wise counsel from trusted advisors. (Proverbs 15.22)
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