Finding God's Direction in Every Choice

Psalm 25:12 What man is he that feareth the LORD? Him shall he teach in the way that he shall choose.

Often when we think of making decisions which we hope will please The Lord, we get caught up in indecisiveness. No doubt we mean well, but please know that The Lord teaches those who make choices with which to move forward, not those who are indecisive. Now, I do realize that there are times that our Lord may specifically instruct us to “stand still” and watch Him work. However, also note that those are the exceptions and not the rule. IN (as you are going) all thy ways acknowledge Him, and He shall direct thy paths (Prov. 3:6). A man’s heart deviseth his way: but the Lord directeth his steps (Prov. 16:9). And again in our text, “Him shall he teach IN THE WAY that he shall choose.” So, “stand still” moments seem to be the exception, and “in the way” or in other words, God teaching us AS WE’RE GOING seems to be the rule.

I said all of that to say this, which will be a shock to some; God gives you the freedom to choose. Has it ever occurred to you that as life moves on while you walk with God, that there will be many times that you have more than one good choice that you can choose from? For example, you can be praying about what career path to choose with which to provide for your family, and as far as you can tell, you have more than one option, neither of which would violate your conscience or get you in trouble with The Lord morally speaking. You fear The Lord and do not want to do anything to offend Him or sin against Him, and so you’ve already narrowed your options down to just a handful of choices, and you still have to make a choice.

It is in these moments that we need to be careful not to allow indecisiveness to hinder us from moving forward with confidence that God will bless us. Look at the text one more time; What man is he that feareth the LORD? Him shall he teach in the way that HE shall choose. In other words, as long as all of your options fall within the guidelines of fearing (morally reverencing) the Lord, then God will become your teacher in whichever path YOU choose. Let that sink in! God is big enough to bless more than one path, any path, or EVERY path that is based on reverencing Him. So, make YOUR choose, then watch HIM teach!

~ Pastor Gary Caudill
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