not so fast
It seems like a good idea. I believe the problem would be solved, so I think I’ll go ahead and do it!
Isn’t this how we approach much of our decision-making in life? In addition to the above thoughts, we share our inclinations with others and receive their hearty support…
so it must be right!
Not so fast.
The chosen direction lacks the most important ingredient every man and woman should rely upon: the counsel of God.
Are you making decisions regarding a relationship that is becoming more serious? Seek the Lord’s direction.
Is it time to make a career move? Allow the Holy Spirit to order your steps.
Is the difficulty in your marriage and/or family bringing you to the point of considering options? God has a plan for your life with guaranteed blessing if you will ask Him.
What seems right may be absolutely wrong according to God’s understanding of the big picture.
King David settled into the palace and thought about the irony of his residence in comparison to the tent for the ark of God (2 Samuel 7:1-2). When he stated a plan to build a house for God’s Presence, the prophet Nathan quickly assessed the appropriateness of the decision. “Whatever you have in mind, go ahead and do it, for the Lord is with you,” he said (2 Samuel 7:3).
There was one problem, though. A dwelling place built by David was not God’s plan. The Lord cleared it up with Nathan that same night. A house of worship would be constructed in the future, but not by the current king.
Are you making decisions concerning your loved ones, your location, career, friendships, or ministry? Seek God’s direction in everything.
Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways acknowledge Him, and He will make your paths straight (Proverbs 3: 5-6).