When You Don’t Know Which Path To Take

20 years ago, while I sat in my room praying for direction for my career, my phone rang with a job offer.

Almost 7 years ago, when we were trying to figure out if we should move to TN, we didn’t sense an unmistakable voice telling us which way to go. There were pros and cons on both sides. In the end, we jumped and hoped for the best.

Sometimes the right thing doesn’t seem clear.

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I’ve been mulling over some big decisions. The doors don’t seem to be swinging wide open or locking shut. In the past, I’ve been one to force a decision. I would let impatience lead. This time, I’m purposefully breathing slower and practicing trusting God with the outcome.

I don’t know the right choice, but I do feel a compelling voice telling me to wait. My watch and calendar are doing their best to remind me that it’s time to panic. I’m trying to ignore them.

Isn’t it interesting that too many options can weigh us down as much as having none? When there isn’t a clear right and wrong path, and instead there are two good things, it takes a different way of thinking and listening.

In the listening, I’m paying attention to things I sometimes ignore:

The unsettled feeling.

The way I sometimes just take the leftovers when it comes to decision-making.

The way I let people’s opinions influence me more than I should.

What do I want?

What’s keeping me from choosing a path?

 

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Today, I’m praying for wisdom.

“Now if any of you lacks wisdom, he should ask God–who gives to all generously and ungrudgingly–and it will be given to him. “James 1:15

I’m trusting that God’s ability to lead me doesn’t require perfect decision-making abilities.

“My imperfections will never override God’s promises. God’s promises are not dependent on my ability to always choose well, but rather on His ability to use well.” – Lysa Terkeurst

 

One thought on “When You Don’t Know Which Path To Take

  1. you are so right amy:) GOD won’t allow us to make the wrong decision. but we also don’t need to get tied up in knots trying to make the “perfect” decision. He promises to guide us and make the way clear to us…as we move ahead.
    gret post:)

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