“This is what the LORD says: ‘Stand at the crossroads and look; ask for the ancient paths, ask where the good way is, and walk in it, and you will find rest for your souls.’ But you said, ‘We will not walk in it.’” Jeremiah 6:16 (NIV)
When you are on a road trip, it is easy to get lost. Maybe the map is leading you in the wrong direction or the GPS doesn’t understand where you want to go. Then, you come to a crossroad. You want to turn right, but your friend wants you to turn left. The decision you make at the crossroads is going to impact your final destination. You will either be driving closer to or father away from the destination.
The Lord came to the Israelites and gave them a crossroads opportunity. They could choose to follow Him or continue to not follow Him. Their decision was going to impact their destination. When we come to crossroads in our life, what do we do? Do we take time to pause, reflect, and ask God for the direction we need? Or, do we simply start walking in the way that seems best to us? When we are dealing with moments of decision, there is a level of uncertainty and anxiety that often accompanies. God’s promise is that when we walk in the “good way” or right direction, there is a peace associated with our lives. We can walk in confidence, knowing that God is guiding us. Yet, don’t just forge ahead. Like the Israelites, we have the opportunity to say no to God’s direction. But, when we say no, we forfeit the peace that could consume our inner beings. The decision is ultimately ours. As you are facing a moment of decision- stand, look at the decision before you, ask God for His direction, and walk in the direction of His leading.
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