The crossroads of decision . . .
We’ve all been there countless times.
How many times are we at the crossroads of decision when Father has clearly spoken to our heart and confirmed it over time and through various means
. . . and still we waver and puzzle over which way “we think” we should go.
We lean on our own understanding (Prov 3:5-6) and set the counsel of others side-by-side with Father’s prompting on our heart.
. . .and over time, our crossroads became many, varied and of the same weight . . . in a sense, like the pictured cross wires.
In the face of an attack, God sends the prophet Isaiah to speak to Ahaz. God’s message to Ahaz ends with these words,
“If you do not stand firm in your faith, you will not stand at all.” (Is 7:9)
Rest assured: what Father leads your heart to do will most often stand in opposition to your own understanding and will require standing firm in your faith to follow through in obedience.
When our ears are listening, our heart is seeking, and our spirit is in step with Father, the crossroads of decision become a picture of Is 30:21:
Whether you turn to the right or to the left, your ears will hear a voice behind you, saying, “This is the way; walk in it.”
In reading this, if your mind is twinging and your spirit is stinging from the remembrance of that time when you made clear crossroads into similar sets of cross wires and then proceeded to go the way your own understanding thought was best . . .
Repent, confess, and embrace Father’s compassion and grace and choose the next “obey.”
Yet the LORD longs to be gracious to you; He rises to show you compassion. For the LORD is a God of justice. Blessed are all who wait for him! – Is 30:18
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