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What to do when you don't know what to do

I am sure the title of this post resonates with you at some point in your life. "What to do when you don't know what to do?" Beneath this question underlies complex mix feelings of confusion, direction-less, difficulty in finding solutions and making the right decision.

We have all been at the Crossroad of decisions at some point in our life. Some decisions are easy to make and involve lesser risk. Some decisions are very difficult to make and a wrong choice could cost you everything.

Are you at the crossroad in your career where you need to know whether to quit or to continue on? If you were to stay on and endure the stress and overwhelming challenges, will you see breakthrough and promotion at the end? What if things never get better and you may have missed out a great career opportunity out there?

Are you at the crossroad of relationship? You got into a relationship that you think was a matchmake from heaven. Instead it turned your life into a mess and a living hell on earth. Should you walk out of it or should you stay through and pray that your partner will change? After all the vow is "for better or worse, for richer or poorer, till death do us part."

No matter what difficult Situation you are encountering, let Jesus come into your heart and guide you through.

It may seem oxymoron to say this. But let's look at the word "CROSSroad" again. It is formed by the two words "cross" and "road". You cannot form the word crossroad without either one.

The first revelation here reveals God's greatness: you will need the Cross, which is Christ, to help you cross over any crossroad.

The second revelation here reveals God's goodness: Since there is a Cross in every crossroad, it means that Christ will always be with us. He will never leave us nor forsake us.

When you are at the crossroad juncture , sometimes God may prompt you to make some painful decisions to cut out some ties or relationships.The world will tempt you to think that God is trying to take things away from us, because God's kingdom principles are different from the worldly principles. The worldly mentality is materialism, not wanting to give, but only to get and to gain. But the word of God says first to Give, and it shall be given unto you. (Luke 6:38)

While the devil has come to steal, kill and to destroy, Jesus has come to give us life and life more abundantly. (John 10:10)  Remember this that the Cross is a positive '+' sign. Jesus has come to add into our life. When cutting and pruning happens in our life, it signifies Jesus removing the branches that are unhealthy, not growing and may hinder the overall wellbeing of the tree. It is a painful but necessary process where the end result will be joyful and fruitful. (John 15:2)

When you need to know what to do in a situation, the natural reaction is to seek people for advise. Now that you know you need Christ in order to cross over, let your first respond be to seek God's advise through praying and reading His word. As you honor Him by seeking to hear from Him first, God will speak to you and give you the divine wisdom you need in your situation.

While we can think and make our own analysis, we can never fully know the outcome of our decisions. Only God will know the results of our choices, for He is the Alpha and the Omega, the Beginning and the End, the First and the Last. (Rev 22:13)

God is a good God and His thoughts toward us are good and not of evil, to give us a future and a hope (Jer 29:11). The good work He has started in us, He will also complete it (Phil 1:6). Therefore, we need to come to Him to seek His guidance and leading so that we can walk in the fullness of the blessings that He has in store for us.

But what if you do not hear anything from God? If you do not hear from God, the best thing to do is to stay put and keep praying until you hear from God or until your situation changes. Don't make any decision without the peace of God in your heart. God is a good God. He will not leave you in a lurch. Trust God that when one door is closed He will open another door.

But people often fall into the trap of not trusting God in His timing. They tend to move ahead of God when they face surmounting challenges and acted in their fears and insecurities. While the current door is not yet closed, and another door (new opportunity) is not yet open, they went ahead to close the current door. When they prayed and waited but there is no open door, they end up blaming God for the mess that they got themselves into.

Despite that, our God is gracious and merciful. If you come to God and surrender your mess to Him, He will gladly turn your mess into a powerful message. Your biggest setback can become your greatest comeback. All you need to do is come back to the Cross. Come back to Christ.

All that we are, all that we need is found in Him. He is our Creator and He is the One who knows best why we are created for. You will find out the meaning and purpose of your life, which is your calling when you seek your Creator.

So it is critical to seek and wait upon the Lord when you are at the crossroad of decision. Waiting upon God is a test of our faith, our perseverance and our patience.

The victory at the walls of Jericho is a powerful reminder to us (Jos 6). That when we wait upon Him, trust and obey His leading, God can do what defies human logic and move miraculously on our behalf. The  result of our faith in God is that we will see the walls of Jericho crumbling down in our situation, receive our blessings and breakthroughs and enter into our Promised land!

Psalms 27:13‭-‬14 NKJV
I would  have lost heart, unless I had believed That I would see the goodness of the Lord In the land of the living. Wait on the Lord ; Be of good courage, And He shall strengthen your heart; Wait, I say, on the Lord !

Psalms 33:20‭-‬21 NKJV
Our soul waits for the Lord ; He is our help and our shield. For our heart shall rejoice in Him, Because we have trusted in His holy name.

Lamentations 3:25 NKJV
The Lord  is good to those who wait for Him, To the soul who seeks Him.

Isaiah 40:31 NKJV
But those who wait on the Lord Shall renew their strength; They shall mount up with wings like eagles, They shall run and not be weary, They shall walk and not faint.


Dear God, I thank You that I am not alone when I am in my crossroad of decisions. I thank You that You are my good Abba Father. I believe in Your word that You will always be with me, You will never leave me nor forsake me. Teach me Your ways and guide me in all my decisions. I want to fulfill the purpose and calling that You have for me in my life. I will choose to wait upon You, trust You and obey Your word. Speak to me clearly when I am confused and do not know what to do. While I may think that there is no way out, I pray that God You will make a way for me. While I may think that it is an impossible situation, God You are the One who can do the miraculous and make all things possible. I pray and declare that every wall of Jericho in my situation shall crumble down and I shall enter into the Promised land that You have prepared for me. Today is the day of breakthrough, blessings and victory for me! Thank You for your love and grace toward me. I believe that You will surely deliver me from my mess so that I will have a beautiful message to testify of Your goodness and greatness in my life. In Jesus' name I pray, Amen!

God Bless,
Hazel Ashley

This post first appeared on Devotionals: Walking In God's Love And Power, please read the originial post: here

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