Are you standing at a crossroads? Are you looking at the paths available to you? Are you wondering which path to take? Will you choose the right path for you? Are you willing to take advice?
We all reach a crossroads in our lives. We can continue down the path we are on. We can turn to the right. We can turn to the left. Often, we are looking for road signs to tell us what lies ahead. We may be looking for guidance or direction.
Here is the truth of the matter—none of us knows what each path will bring. Oh, we think things will remain the same if we stay on the path we are on. Yet, that is a lie. Things change every day. Here’s a quick example from my personal life.
I was a director leading multiple teams to upgrade the IT for a large client. I told my wife I could stay on that contract until I retired. There was enough work to do to keep all of us busy and by the time we got done with the upgrade, it would be time to upgrade again. Then one day, a phone call changed all of that. I was released from my position with the company. Everything changed. I ended up in ministry. Make no mistake, I have no regrets. In hindsight, I see how God was preparing me for what I’m doing now.
Back to you, each one of you reading this. Look at your past to see what God has been preparing you for. Look at the options laid before you. Ask God to point out the path He wants you to take. Then take it. Don’t be like the people of Jeremiah’s time whom God chastised for not taking the path He set before them. Don’t be like far too many who choose to go their own way without even considering where God wants them to go. Walk the good path. Trust that God knows what He is doing.
I pray we all choose the path God wants us to take. I pray we ask for His guidance in choosing our path. I pray each one of us finds the rest for our souls we all long for. Seek God’s guidance. Don’t go it alone. Listen to the Lord. Walk the good path. You won’t regret it.
This is what the Lord says:
“Stand at the crossroads and look;
ask for the ancient paths,
ask where the good way is, and walk in it,
and you will find rest for your souls.
But you said, ‘We will not walk in it.’”