Last week I found myself bombarded by a lot of decisions that were brought to my attention, Things like my job for instance which has been a roller-coaster since I came aboard almost 2yrs ago and being presented with another job that sounded so good given my present working conditions. I was torn and didn’t exactly know what to do; should I take it? I mean after all it would be a great move, better conditions as far commuting is concerned and I wouldn’t have to pay to park in which does not guarantee that you will get a parking space (still don’t understand that one). While the conditions looked great I found myself wanting to discuss this move and/or decision with friends, family and so forth – just to get an idea of what I wanted to do.
I have to admit I thought about God but then I really didn’t want to know what his plan for that situation would be because mainly I myself wanted to leave my current situation, but I had to refer to the scripture that says Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not unto thine own understanding, in all they ways acknowledge him and he will direct thy paths. (Prov 3:5-6), This is what God wants us to do in uncertain situations, to Trust in him – What I failed to realize is that God wants us to communicate with him first about the decisions that we have to make for our lives.
The bible says, Trust in the Lord with ALL you heart, meaning you have to know that he has your best interest at heart, Trusting in God is like trusting in a friend, boyfriend, family member and so forth, the same trust you put into those individuals whom can and will only give you “THIER” opinion about how you should handle the situation, putting trust in God is not him giving you just his opinion but his exact details for your situation.
Not leaning to your own understanding is simply not going by your own words and advice or judgment, this is also so easy to do but without guidance from God, our own decisions can lead us into the wrong situation or circumstance that’s not meant for us to go into, we think we know what’s best…..but in reality only God knows what’s better.
Acknowledging God in all our ways is asking his input for our everyday life…..to what we should wear, to what we should eat, to where we should go and even to which direction we should take. God longs to be in relationship with us, he calls us his friends (John 15:14-15), so if he thinks of us as his friends then why not let him become apart of your every decision.
I ended up not calling anyone about the decision of the job first until I talked to my first friend and that was God, I realized that while all of my arrows were pointing in the direction that I felt it should go, talking with God and asking him to work out those areas or decisions that I was pondering on according to his will made me feel easy about discussing the issue with others in which as I told them its in Gods hand and let his will be done. See I know that my thoughts are not his thoughts and neither are my ways his ways……That’s why its best to Trust in the Lord…..he always knows best.
While I wait for his answer about the job, I take pleasure in knowing that his timing is not always my timing and when the time is right he will give me the answer I need when I least expect it.
So Today and Forward, Trust God with your every decision and by decision I mean give him your heart.