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.)