Acts of faith: Which way should I go?

Most often we find ourselves asking this question when we have to make a major decision in our life.

  • Jun. 10, 2012 5:00 p.m.

Do you ever find yourself asking the question, “Which way should I go?”

Most often we find ourselves asking this question when we have to make a major decision in our life, knowing that the choice we make will play a big part in the direction our life will go.

This can be a stressful time because uncertainty naturally brings about fear and anxiety.

School, work and retirement are just a few examples of the many questions that we wrestle with in our lives, hoping for a sign or clear direction.

In the book of the Bible called Proverbs, Chapter 3, Verses 5 and 6, it says: “Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways acknowledge him, and he will make your paths straight.”

We find a promise from God here and that promise is: “and he will make your paths straight.”

In my life, when I have to make a really tough decision that is going to impact the direction of my life, I want that path to be as straight as possible.  Every time there is a sharp curve in the road, you never know what kind of danger may be hidden just out of sight.

I want a straight path.

The only one capable of promising a straight path is God because nothing ever catches him by surprise and that is the road that I want to be on.

Now the problem is we will never experience this straight path unless we are willing to put the first part of this passage into action in our lives.

You see, the promise of a straight path only comes after the one that is on the path is willing to do three things: One, trust in the Lord with all your heart; two, lean not on your own understanding; three, acknowledge him in all your ways.

You may be wondering, how do I do these three things?

The answer is found only in Jesus. You have to have complete faith and trust in Jesus because you know there is nothing you can do to make your path to God straight in your own understanding, and you must acknowledge him as Lord and Savior of your life always.

Life is full of twists, turns, but there is a straight path and an answer to the question, “Which way should I go?”

I hope you find your answer soon.

 

Josh Arrington is pastor of Church on the Rock in Pitt Meadows.