Ever feel like you are at a cross road? Like you don’t know what to do? Like you don’t know what to do? We all have. We’ve all been there, struggling between what choice to make, which road to go down, what we should in different situations.
I know I have recently in several different situations, and sometimes you just feel at a loss in terms of what to do. You can almost feel paralyzed by indecision. What to do? What if I choose wrong? How do I know?
In those times, it’s a good thing to cling to the truth of scripture that desires to and will give wisdom and discernment to anyone who asks. You don’t have to make these choices alone, in fact, that’s the very thing you should not do. Look to God in these moments. Listen to what happens in 1 Kings 3: 7-10 as Solomon is praying:
7 And now, O LORD my God, you have made your servant king in place of my father David, although I am only a little child; I do not know how to go out or come in. 8 And your servant is in the midst of the people whom you have chosen, a great people, so numerous they cannot be numbered or counted. 9 Give your servant therefore an understanding mind to govern your people, able to discern between good and evil; for who can govern this your great people?” 10 It pleased the Lord that Solomon had asked this.
Solomon faced a huge task. Following David is no small matter. As he stood at this moment, he could ask God for anything, and what did he choose? Wisdom. The ability to discern, to see as God sees, to make decisions that God would desire him to make.
To choose with the mind of God.
And the Lord was pleased by that request. It made God happy that was what Solomon desired. And the Lord granted it. The Lord loves to give wisdom, in the difficult situations.
Today, when you faces choices that are difficult. When you don’t know what to do. When you are unsure of your way, seek God’s wisdom. Seek God’s discernment. Seek God’s way.
And He will show you which road to walk down.
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