You’re about to finish high school, what college should you go to? You just finished college, what job should you take? You’re ready to get married and there’s someone you like, but are they the one? What city should I move to? What car should I buy? What’s the calling on my life?
Have you ever asked yourself any of these questions? Have you ever been left without an answer?
Sometimes our greatest life questions go unanswered by God. I’ve talked to at least a few people who are left wondering what they should do after they finish college. More who don’t know what to do after high school.
The great thing about being a Christian is that you can ask God for wisdom when you make life changing decisions, but that also leads you into a potentially scary place. What if God doesn’t tell you what to do?
When you’re stuck at a crossroads in life, God doesn’t always tell you which way to go. If you’re a good Christian who is used to waiting for God’s voice, you might start to panic. Making the wrong choice can be devastating! If you move to the wrong town, or go to the wrong college or marry the wrong person, your life is ruined! You’ll never fulfill the call of God on your life! You’ll never reach your full potential!
But I’ve got a little trick up my sleeve to help you though this scary moment. It’s a trick that will help you make the right decision!
The heart of man plans his way,
but the Lord establishes his steps.
Did you read that!? Go read it again! Did you read it a second time!? Do you see what I’m saying!? God’s got you covered!
You can make plans, and that’s fine. But God is the one who establishes your steps. That mean that when you step, He’ll make it go in the right direction. With God directing your steps, you don’t need to worry because in the end, you’ll find you made the right decision.
That being said, there are some caveats to this rule. If you aren’t currently living for God, you can’t expect Him to establish your steps. If you don’t ask for advice, then you’ll miss God using other people as his voice. If the decision you’re making is inherently sinful, then duh. Don’t do it. But as long as you have yourself covered in those areas, you’re pretty much good to go! Make a decision. Take a step.
This doesn’t mean that you should stop praying about important decisions. But it does mean that if you aren’t exactly sure what God want you to do, you can still move ahead. Go for it!