Many times you are at crossroads in life. You are on a journey, walking along a road you are not familiar with. Suddenly, the road forks in two directions, leaving you in a dilemma which way to go. Your journey seems to be at a temporary stop. But you know you cannot stop there. You have only three options. You can go back on the way came on the journey, or go on the right way or on the left way. You do not have much time to waste as you are already exhausted. What will you do?
Life challenging your choice
There are a number of situations like this in your career and life. You have to make a decision. Making a decision with no outcome is always stressful, exciting, scary, and nerve-racking. But such circumstances also bring you perfect opportunities of success. These are the occasions when you should trust that God works with you. These are the occasions when you choose to completely trust and rely on God.
What to do when life is at crossroads?
These kinds of circumstances are seen in many places in the holy Bible. For example, in the Acts of apostles, we can find the apostles were at a dilemma whom to choose to replace Judas Iscariot. They had to choose either Mathias or Barsabbas. Both were equal in every aspect and in the requirements that Peter had set. Both were good at preaching and deeply committed to Jesus and the new church. Whom to choose? They trusted in God and prayed. Then they surrendered themselves to God and drew lots, leaving the matter up to God to decide for them.
God never fails
God knows he is leading us. There are times when He is the only One who knows how we are going to proceed in our journey and how we can reach our destination. By overthinking, we may be caught up in methods of discerning God’s will. Thinking that we are absolutely right, we forget God. We take control in our hands, neglecting God. And we suffer the consequences all alone.
Life depends upon choice. If we are with God and leave the control of decision to His divine will through prayer and trust, we can succeed in our life. If we trust in Him and walk with Him, is there any necessity to worry or get depressed? Sing with the Psalmist, “The LORD is my shepherd, I shall not want; he makes me lie down in green pastures. He leads me beside still waters.” (Psalm 23:1-2 RSV)
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