Life is full of choices and decisions that we have to make, each and every day. Some are big, and some are small. Some come easier than others, when drawing and forming conclusions. However, I have learned, over time, how important it is to include God on the decision making process. You may ask…”why”? Well, let’s just say that God knows, better than we do, what choice will result in having the best outcome. Let’s not forget, He knows all and sees all. He knows the end from the beginning. So we can draw the conclusion, from knowing this much about God, that He will be The Best Person to consult on any matter.
You know, one thing we have to be careful of, is to not get caught up in our own set of smarts or skills, and thinking that we know best how to handle particular things that come our way. Sometimes we can be so sure of “ourselves”, to the point where God has to remind us that He, “Himself”, is orchestrating all of this. Come on let’s admit it, sometimes we just get all in the way! We think we have everything lined out on how this should go and how that should go. Well, my friends, I received a nice little check/conviction, in the wee hours of the morning, by way of Proverbs 16:25 KJV, which goes as follows:
“There is a way that seemeth right unto a man, but the end thereof are the ways of death”.
Now, that was the King James Version, but let’s say we take a look at how The Message version puts it, shall we? Brace yourself…let’s read:
“There’s a way that looks harmless enough; look again – it leads straight to hell”.
Ooooooooooooweeee!!! Ya’ll still with me? Well if that ain’t putting it where the rubber meets the road. I mean there it is right there, in our face, how sometimes, in our own eyes, our way of thinking or seeing things may appear to be “ A, OK”, “sound”, “sure”, “reliable”, or even “justifiable”. But, the question is… “Which way does it lead”? Does it put us on a path that leads to life or death? The wonderful thing about God is, He provides the answer, when questioning, “Which Way?”! It’s good to know that we don’t have to have it all figured out, because God holds every answer to every need and every concern. One of the best choices we can make, today, is to get on our knees before God, realizing He is The Way, in knowing which way to turn, which area to focus and which move to make or not to make. He will not steer us in the wrong direction, as long as we remember to seek Him for guidance. Let’s not be so sure in and of ourselves, because we are very apt to getting it wrong and missing the mark. But can we say, “Thank God for the “check””? See, we know we’re making progress when we can thank Him for the correction, right?
Friends, let God lead you today. Allow Him to nudge and give unction on the necessary actions He would have you to take, because, operating this way, of seeking The Way, makes it much easier in knowing, which way.