Melon Vinson 3

GUIDANCE

ME LON VINSON

Proverbs 3:6

In all your ways acknowledge him, and he will make your paths straight.

Life can be ridiculously confusing. We may think we know which direction to take, but then a few days later everything changes and we’re going in a completely different direction. We seek “God’s will” for our lives but don’t actually listen when he reveals something to us. We end up carrying God around like a genie in a lamp that we take out only when we have a decision to make, and expect him to magically appear with an instant solution. But it has to be to our liking; otherwise, back in the lamp you go, genie!

How many times have you prayed and actually listened for God to respond? His response is most likely not going to be an audible response, though I’m not ruling that out. It could come in a sudden revelation, godly advice from parents or mentors, a verse from the Bible, or the whisper of God, which isn’t audible per se but you know it’s him—and, yes, this is a real thing. We need to put aside our ideas and plans for our future and seek God’s direction instead, because—I promise you—his way is infinitely better than any path we could ever wander alone.

QUESTION 1. Do you seek God’s will for your life? How do you go about doing this?
QUESTION 2. Has there ever been a time when you knew that God wanted you to do something but you did the exact opposite? What happened?
CHALLENGE: If you feel confused about your future, or any decision, just take it to God. Pray and actually expect to hear Him answer, meditate on truths in Scripture, and He will direct your path.