Isaiah 30:21 “Your ears will hear a word behind you, saying, “This is the way, walk in it,” whenever you turn to the right or to the left.” What a beautiful promise of direction.
Lets face it, sometimes we come to a crossroad and we just don’t know which way to go. Whether it’s a life changing decision or a small one, the stress of making decisions alone is always hard. Then after you make the decision, you wonder if you should have done it or waited.
When we heard the Lord tell us to make the move from Michigan to Florida, I was excited for the change. I knew it was God just by the way everything fell into place. Two years later however, I was second guessing the timing, wondering if we’d made the right decision simply because we were in an intense battle. Our faith was being tested. When the heat is on, the questions come and bombard our mind. It’s no different than Eve in the Garden hearing Satan ask, “Did God really say that?”
Sometimes life is just hard. You can prepare for it but it doesn’t always happen the way you’d like it to. It’s those times when you grow the most, you learn to trust deeper and depend on God for everything. I also learned that if I make mistakes, which I do, God redeems them for me. He won’t call you and not equip you. He won’t ask you to go somewhere and not provide for you.
If you’re in a questioning place right now, spend some time alone with God and get His peace. If you made a mistake, learn from it and move on. The longer you stay stuck, focused on your problem, the longer you leave others who need you stuck in theirs. You just can’t drive forward looking in the rear view mirror. Keep your ears open and your eyes on Him who promised to tell you which way to go.
Father, you said, “The steps of a good man are ordered by the Lord, and He delights in his way.” Thank you for ordering my steps. What a fascinating journey we’ve taken together and it’s far from over. It’s a new season! A new day for You to show up and show off in my life. I will plug my ears to the lies of the enemy and open my heart up to the truth of Your Word. It’s in Jesus’ name I pray, Amen.