Psalm 119:105 – “Your Word is a lamp for my feet, a light on my path.”
Psalm 73:23-24a – “Yet I am always with You; You hold me by my right hand. You guide me with Your counsel.”
Reflections: Have you ever felt like you were at a crossroads? Like the decision you were about to make could determine the course of the rest of your life? That moment can be overwhelming, and a bit terrifying, particularly if you are trying to make the choice on your own. It is in those crucial moments of decision that it is most important for us to seek the Lord’s guidance and direction. He promises that when we seek Him, He will take us by our right hand and show us the way.
When we’re seeking God’s guidance, the best way to find Him is through prayer and the reading of His Word, which will be like a lamp for your feet and a light on your path, leading you in the direction you should go. The Bible also tells us to seek wise counsel. Now, that doesn’t mean that you should go running to everyone you know asking for advice; because eventually, their opinions will begin to drown out your own voice and, more importantly, the voice of God. Find that person who is a spiritual mentor, who you know has a strong faith, knows the Word, and lives their lives according to that Word. But make sure that you use discernment, and know that any wisdom that God speaks through them will not conflict with what He has already told or shown you. It will be a confirmation, sometimes of a Word He gave you that you only realize and understand in that moment.
Whatever approach you take, know that God will never leave you alone in that moment of decision; and rest in the knowledge that if you take the path that He sets before you–even if the road gets rocky at times–you will find fulfillment, provision, and ultimately victory, as God guides you into your purpose.
Proverbs 19:20-21 – “Listen to advice and accept instruction, that you may gain wisdom in the future. Many are the plans in the mind of a man, but it is the purpose of the Lord that will stand.”
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