Monday, August 15, 2011

Receiving God's Guidance

Many times when we have important decisions in life, it can be difficult. We have to learn to lean on God's wisdom and His truth. We must also carefully think for ourselves, and at the same time, be willing to listen to the wise counselors that God has provided to speak truth into our lives. We must, "Trust in the Lord with all your heart; do not depend on your own understanding. Seek his will in all you do, and he will show you which path to take. Don’t be impressed with your own wisdom. Instead, fear the Lord and turn away from evil." (Proverbs 3:5-7)

Asking God for His guidance and trusting Him in all of our decisions can be an arduous process; however, you must be patient and make Him a vital part of your decisions. Whether or not you want to hear what He has to say, you should listen, but ultimately you must determine which path you want to follow, God's or yours. God's word says, "Happy is the person who finds wisdom and gains understanding. For wisdom is more profitable than silver,and her wages are better than gold. Wisdom is more precious than rubies; nothing you desire can compare with her. She offers you long life in her right hand,and riches and honor in her left. She will guide you down delightful paths; all her ways are satisfying. Wisdom is a tree of life to those who embrace her; happy are those who hold her tightly." (Proverbs 13-18).

Using "Wisdom will save you from evil people, from those whose words are twisted. These men turn from the right way to walk down dark paths." (Proverbs 2:12-13) Allowing God to permeate into every area of your life, whether it finances, work, or relationships, shows God that we are working to accomplish His purpose for our lives.

God knows your situations, the decisions you must make, and the knowledge you need to follow His path for your life. Allow wisdom to guide you and have faith and patience, knowing that God will provide all your needs. His word says, "No one will be able to stand against you all the days of your life. As I was with Moses, so I will be with you; I will never leave you nor forsake you." (Joshua 1:5)

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