I believe we are all somewhat “directionally” challenged. I’m not just talking about north and south. I mean daily decisions. Should I take this job? Should I consider selling my house? Where did I leave my keys? Are my kids telling the truth? Life is full of decisions every day. Your conclusions to these decisions have a definite impact on your life. Are you in charge of decision making? Do you collaborate with others? Where do you get your information? These are key questions to consider when important decision making is at hand. Tacos or burgers? No need for serious consideration there. This career or that one? Big decision! We need direction. We need supernatural wisdom, not just anybody’s opinion. Fortunately, the Bible says, “Who are those who fear the Lord? He will show them the path they should choose.” (Psalms 25:12 NLT) This is certainly the answer we need!
The very One who created our existence knows the future! We do not. He knows how to get you from here to there. We, however, have a part to play. We have to consult with Him and ask for directions. “Keep on asking, and you will receive what you ask for. Keep on seeking, and you will find. Keep on knocking, and the door will be opened to you.” (Matthew 7:7 NLT) Notice there’s a progression here? Keep on doing these things. This implies that it’s not a one time conversation. Yes, Jesus has only one answer but we humans have to get the details inside of us strongly. This will come from spending time with Him going over the situation until we’re fully convinced. He wants us firmly planted when making a life-altering decision. God arms me with strength, and he makes my way perfect. He makes me as surefooted as a deer, enabling me to stand on mountain heights (Psalms 18:32-33 NLT).
Sometimes you’re convinced “it” should be this way or that. Then, all of a sudden, God pricks your heart about something you hadn’t even considered! This is what happened to a zealous scholar on his journey to Damascus. Saul was headed there to find followers of Jesus and have them arrested. As he was approaching Damascus on this mission, a light from heaven suddenly shone down around him. He fell to the ground and heard a voice saying to him, “Saul! Saul! Why are you persecuting me?” “Who are you, lord?” Saul asked. And the voice replied, “I am Jesus, the one you are persecuting! Now get up and go into the city, and you will be told what you must do.” (Acts of the Apostles 9:3-6 NLT) Talk about a change of direction! This was divine intervention. The apostle Paul’s life drastically changed that day. God had other plans for him. So he goes from persecuting Christians to writing two thirds of the New Testament! God will certainly change your plans if it means protecting you and doing His will. This is absolutely His right as the Bible tells us “and you belong to Christ, and Christ belongs to God.” (1 Corinthians 3:23 NLT)
Are you facing a situation or set of circumstances right now that absolutely make no sense to you? You can’t seem to figure out what to do because you’re so wrapped up in stress. Just know that God knows exactly what you’re facing and exactly what to do. He will certainly show you and guide you if you invite Him to do so. We all need this help from above. He has a different vantage point on the situations we face. He knows everything about it! We’re limited in our understanding and view.
I am so thankful that I have the Lord and all of His wisdom ready to help me with decision making. Navigating this world is hard. There are so many key elements in making the right decisions for my life. I cannot possibly imagine doing it with only human wisdom. I need His supernatural wisdom daily. I need His promises and protection. The Lord says, “I will guide you along the best pathway for your life. I will advise you and watch over you.” (Psalms 32:8 NLT) Thank God for good directions!
Today’s guest writer is Brandi Crowe. A hairdresser for over 25 years, she is currently the owner of Brandi Crowe salon in Buford, GA. She loves hiking, a good cup of coffee, and spending time with family and friends. Brandi lives in a custom farmhouse with her husband Robby and cat Harold.