Directionally Challenged

Do you ever wish God would make clear the path you should take?

Like, where’s my big blinking arrow with neon lights?? I need traffic signs to tell me where to go people! Unfortunately, that’s not how it usually works.

I have had one of those weeks where I doubt and question everything, which I’m sure is super fun for those in my daily circle who have to hear about the process (sorry gang).

It seems like for the past several weeks I keep pacing around the same dilemma, but God hasn’t sent me a directional arrow of any kind, not even a nudge. Just when I think, “Oh here it is; here’s my siiiiiign!” the next day a ‘sign’ for the other direction pops up, negating the sign of the previous day. (insert eye roll)

I do, however, love the ways He chooses to speak to us, whether it be through a friend, a song, His Word, whatever it is. He gave me just that in the midst of my ‘should I or shouldn’t I’ debate. I stumbled across this devotion online by Jennie Allen (You Were Made For This) that was perfect. Here are a couple snippets from it that I love…

Life is too short to spend time worrying about where on this planet you should be.

“Wherever you are, be all there.”

Jim Elliot
Rather than becoming paralyzed with fear that you might move when you should stay or stay when you should move, pray and commit your ways to the Lord. Then go do something!
It takes determination to trust Him while you’re still in your place, doing the seemingly mundane tasks of life. Let’s assume that if we’re breathing, then we have a purpose for being here. Every one of us with breath in our lungs still has something left to do.

So instead of wasting my life worrying over whether I’m making the right choice at the proverbial fork in the road, I’m going to make the choice knowing I’m always in His hands and nothing surprises Him.

In my current fork in the road, I chose the path that isn’t easier and really, my least favorite option. I will chalk it up to knowing when it’s all over that I can put it in the ‘challenge overcome’ pile and look back at it with a sense of accomplishment that I persevered.

“Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways submit to Him, and He will make your paths straight.” Prov 3:5-6

“Being strengthened with all power according to His glorious might so that you may have great endurance and patience” Colossians 1:11-12

||and literally while I’m writing this, “Right Where You Want Me” by Sarah Reeves started playing in my shuffled playlist. Go listen and enjoy the funny little ways God does give us nudges.||