The older we get, the more difficult it becomes to make life changing decisions, we think over these decisions, they keep us up at night, we seek peoples opinion, and we seek for more peoples opinion, we weigh our options, do the cost-benefit analysis, re-evaluate our scale of preference and of recent, various people have resorted to seeking opinions from just any body, through forums, blogs etc.
We do all this because, we do not know what lies ahead, we conclude from peoples experiences and opinions and many times it pays to listen and at other times we pay dearly for listening. But in all, I believe and know that when God leads, we can walk into that situation blind folded, because He is already in the future and He will never lead us into evil.
And as I read, this devotional from UCB today, it couldnt have been put rightly. Contemplating a difficult decision? Seek God's opinion....
‘…Leave…go to the land I will show you.’
Genesis 12:1 NIV
Where you are matters. You can’t grow bananas in Alaska, but you can grow them in Jamaica. What’s the point? Simply this: sometimes you need to change your location in order to succeed in what God’s called you to do. Look at the life of Elijah. ‘The word of the Lord came to him, saying, “Get away from here and turn eastward, and hide by the Brook Cherith, which flows into the Jordan. And it will be that you shall drink from the brook, and I have commanded the ravens to feed you there”’ (1 Kings 17:2-4 NKJV). Ravens normally don’t deliver food, they eat it. But when you do what God tells you and go where He sends you, you move from the natural realm to the supernatural one. God not only has a plan for your life, He has a place for it. Yes, you must have the right strategy, but you must also be in the right spot. ‘…I am the Lord your God, who teaches you what is best for you, who directs you in the way you should go’ (Isaiah 48:17 NIV). If your heart’s desire is to honour God in all things, He will show you the best location to succeed in. Indeed, He will go ahead of you and rearrange circumstances to your advantage. He did it for Abraham. ‘By faith Abraham, when called to go to a place he would later receive as his inheritance, obeyed and went, even though he did not know where he was going’ (Hebrews 11:8 NIV). Ask God, and He will show you where to go.