Getting Direction

Getting Direction

What is the right decision?  What choice should I make? Which direction should I take?

All of us are faced with these kinds of questions for lots of things, from minor choices to major life decisions. So how should we navigate?

Throughout human history, mankind has used the stars & celestial bodies to navigate & guide their earthly journey. This is true for sailors, nomads in the desert, pioneers in prairie fields & loads more.  Additionally, each of us have internal desires & goals.  Nevertheless, let’s make our ultimate decisions based on the fundamental goal of knowing God better throughout each season & phase of our lives. Let’s make our decisions from facing God & orienteering for optimum intimacy & connection with God. Selah 🙂

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navigating landmines

The first time I visited Angola with Saving Moses, our host quickly explained that although the civil war in Angola was finished, there are still more than 10million active landmines scattered throughout the country.  As we were driving, they explained that whenever we saw a tree with red painted on the branches or trunk, that the field or area behind that tree had not been cleared of landmines.  If the tree had white painted on it, the field had been cleared.  To add to the excitement, most of the terrain through which we drove had neither red nor white marked on the trees so I guess we were just supposed to figure it out!

Sometimes our lives feel like they have lots of landmines – places of conflict, explosive potential and unseen danger.  And like my experience in Angola, it’s not always possible to know where these landmines might be in our lives.  With that being said, here are some helpful point for navigating possible landmines in your life:

  • keep your eyes on Jesus – let Jesus be your guide as you walk through life, directing your decisions, thoughts, interactions and more
  • ask for wisdom from God – James tells us that God gives us wisdom when we ask with faith
  • trust God – Ps 23 says that even though we walk through the valley of the shadow of death we won’t fear evil because God is with us
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