Friday, May 25, 2012

When You're Not Sure Which Path To Take

I've always lacked decision-making skills. Even small decisions. When I was younger and would go to the ice cream store with my family, I would see the triple-chocolate-chunk ice cream my sister ordered and suddenly my moose track ice cream didn't taste so good anymore. Unfortunately, I've never grown out of this indecisiveness. Making decisions just isn't one of my fortes, especially when it comes to big, life-altering ones. And when you're 18 and a new chapter is beginning in your life, this could be a problem.

But there is good news. I don't have to trust my decision-making skills. Because it's not up to me to decide which path take. Instead, I can have complete confidence that my Father knows and will get me there. So when I see multiple completely different roads ahead of me and I'm not sure which one I'm supposed to take, all I have to do is remind myself the scripture 1 Thessalonians 5:24 which states that "He who calls you is faithful, who also will do it." He is faithful. He will not leave me at the steering wheel of my life by myself. No, I may not know where my destination is. But He does. And He promises to show me, step by step, which direction I am supposed to take. It's almost like having a GPS in the car with you... only his batteries will never die. And he's not going to lead me down a road that's completely different from where I'm supposed to be going.

So if you're currently struggling like I am trying to figure out where you're supposed to go next, remember that God will show you. He will open the doors that need to be open and close the doors that need to be closed. Continue putting your trust in him, knowing that He knows what's best for you and will not lead you down a path that's not part of the journey that he has in store for you.

This brings such a relief, knowing that when it comes to life-changing choices, I don't have to trust my own decision-making skills. Because ultimately, it's not up to me. It's up to Him. Only He knows where I'm going, and He's the only one who can get me there.

Romans 4:21~

"...and being fully convinced that what He had promised He was also able to perform."


Have you ever had to make a huge decision in your life?
How did God show you which path you were supposed to take?


  1. Wow. God's timing is perfect. I have, in fact, a huge hairy-scary choice before me right now. I had just begun to panic again when I found this post. Thank you for the reminder, Tessa.

    1. It's awesome how God works like that. =) I actually found this verse last night that I thought would be a good fit for this post as well:

      "I am guiding you in the way of wisdom, and I am leading you down the right path. Nothing will hold you back; you will not be overwhelmed."
      ~Proverbs 4:11-12

  2. So true! God's been calling me to stuff recently, and it's been awesome, but there's also that niggle of fear going, "But what next? What will you do when that's completed? How will you manage this and such-and-such?" I don't have the answers to those questions, but I am becoming more and more convinced that they aren't necessary to me stepping out in faith. I've walked with God long enough to know that sometimes the light shines only right in front of our feet--just enough for the next step--but I know that He's faithful to always show me the NEXT step when it's time. :)


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