At The Crossroads

IM000061.JPGThis 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.”   Jeremiah 6:16

Every decision we have to make is a crossroad. We must decide which way to go. “Do I attend this college or that one?”  “Do I accept his marriage proposal or not?”  “Do I follow the crowd or make my own path?”  We’re bombarded by decisions every day.

How do you make decisions?

Flip a coin?

Close your eyes and pick one?

Go in one direction without even thinking and hope it’s the right way?

Making a sound decision doesn’t happen any of those ways.

The Lord tells us to ask Him which is the good way to go. Then when the choice becomes clear, go that way. Seems easy, right? The choice is not always obvious. Sometimes God wants us to dig deeper, to look at all the pros and cons, then make an informed decision.

We are not puppets with God holding the strings. He gave us free-will to make our own decisions. He can guide us, but the choice is still ours. In the verse above I left off one sentence – “But you said, ‘We will not walk in it’.”

God lays out the best plan for our lives and sometimes we say, “I’m going to do it my way.” A lot of times there are consequences to doing things “our way”.

Crossroads are going to bear down on us throughout our lives. How we decide which road to take will change our lives, sometimes for the good and sometimes for the not so good.

How will you choose which way to go as you approach crossroads in your life? Are you going to wing it on your own and hope for the best? OR will you pray, asking for God’s guidance, then follow where He leads you?

Think about this when you find yourself at your next crossroad. The choice is yours.

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