A Spiritual Intersection

Intersection

Have you come to a spiritual intersection in your life and you’re waiting at a red light?

This is different than a fork in the road where there are two similar paths and you have to choose between the two. And it’s not a bend in the road either where the destination ahead is shrouded in mystery.

This is an intersection. There is commotion and movement.  There is also stopping and waiting.  But not for long.

If you’ve arrived here, change must be happening for you. Perhaps you’ve prayed for it or perhaps this intersection comes as a surprise.  Whatever the reason, you have to make a decision.

Should you continue on this road you’ve been on or should you turn right or left?

As you sit here and wait with your mind scurrying, your sweaty hands gripping the steering wheel, maybe you’re wondering where those who have the green light are going with such confidence and certainty. Perhaps the longer you sit here you begin to doubt your own direction.  It would be so much easier to follow everyone else, but that’s not what God calls any of us to do.  You’re to follow God’s direction for your life, to follow the calling of your Savior, and never settle.  Settling would be if you choose to follow someone other than God on a road that, for you, would lead to the dead-end town of Disobedience where the mayor, Misery, would welcome you with open arms and offer you immediate residency in a prison cell where the walls of those who’ve come before you reek from the breath of their discouragement.

So let me ask you this: Are you trying to lead your own life or are you allowing God to lead the way?

If you’re still trying to figure it all out, trying to glance over at the map you brought along so you wouldn’t get lost, don’t panic. If you’re allowing God to lead the way, He won’t concern Himself with your narrow-focused map or the surge of rush-hour traffic that’s about to swarm.  He knows what lane you need to be in, and He knows how hard this turn is going to be for you.

He will help you if you ask.

So pray and ask God to lead you right where He wants you. And when the light turns green, hit the gas and go.

“Don’t copy the behavior and customs of this world, but let God transform you into a new person by changing the way you think. Then you will learn to know God’s will for you, which is good and pleasing and perfect.”  (Romans 12:2 NLT.)

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14 thoughts on “A Spiritual Intersection

    1. Thank you, Misty! Your words mean a lot to me. God always finds a way to speak to our hearts, doesn’t He? Funny, I had questions when I sat down to write this (this happens to me nearly every time), and He answered them through the post. Now I have clarity. He truly amazes me! God bless you. 🙂

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      1. That definitely is my prayer, and your post was very helpful. I found myself trying to lean to my own understanding about something, and then your post reminded me that I shouldn’t do that! Thanks for letting God use you in a powerful way. 😀

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        1. Bless your heart…I understand. I do that all the time. And I find myself trying to “figure out” what God is doing, so I run ahead of Him. I really need to let God lead me and stay close to Him while He’s doing it. I’m so blessed that God reminded you (and me too!) through this post that we should rely on Him and let Him lead. God bless you my dear friend, and I’ll be praying for you as He leads you! 🙂

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            1. Go figure I haven’t been successful at figuring Him out either! Haha! (I wonder how many times I make Him shake His head and chuckle when I try.) Thank you SO much for your prayers! Yes, it seems our journeys are very similar. Let’s boldly follow God and see what glorious things await us. Press on my friend!

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              1. Rick Warren has a great quote about this very topic. It goes something like this: Us trying to understand the ways of God is like an ant trying to understand the internet. 😉 Very true, no? The quote makes me smile, but it also helps me to put things in their proper perspective, too.

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                1. I really like that quote. Very true indeed! I’ll have to remember it and remind myself when I’m acting like that ant to cut it out! Thank you for sharing. 😉

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