Post written by Raymund Tamayo
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It’s unavoidable. Time comes when you go through a crossroad in life.
Most are easy to handle, others are tougher.
Some even required careful consideration and a lot of wisdom.
It’s certain, though, that there are points in life that, even with all the knowledge you may currently possess, you will still not know what to do.
What do you do then, when that time comes?
1. Be prayerful. When facing a crossroad, most people forget to pray as they are too focused on trying to decide what to do. Remember, prayer is communicating with God. If you are to come to a God-willed decision, you must first seek Him to give you wisdom where to base your decision.
Some people decide first. And after their decision results in unpleasant consequences, that’s the time they pray to God to make everything better. If you want to avoid unnecessary stress and worry, you should do the reverse.
“Don’t worry about anything, but pray and ask God for everything you need, always giving thanks for what you have.” – Philippians 4:6, ERV
2. Be patient. When you don’t know what to do, you often make impulsive decisions and rush into thoughtless actions that later bring regret and disappointment.
After praying and asking God, wait on Him. Wait for His answer before making decisions and taking actions that can change the direction of your life.
“So don’t lose the courage that you had in the past. Your courage will be rewarded richly. You must be patient. After you have done what God wants, you will get what He promised you.” – Hebrews 10:35-36, ERV
3. Be positive. Being anxious often brings discouragement and self-pity. You should have an optimistic outlook by trusting that God knows what’s best for you. If something that you expected didn’t happen, maybe it wasn’t what He wanted for you in the first place.
Seek God’s will for your life, and He will take all your burdens and direct your course. If you depend on Him, He will show you which path to take. All you have to do is draw near to Him and have faith.
“Brothers and sisters, continue to think about what is good and worthy of praise. Think about what is true and honorable and right and pure and beautiful and respected.” – Philippians 4:8, ERV
4. Be productive. While waiting, you should not be idle or sit with folded hands constantly. God’s very first command to us, human beings, is to be fruitful.
When you don’t know what to do, do something for God. Read His Word, and continue to seek Him. Serve Him through your local church. Help those who need help. Share the love of God to those who need it. Continue to thank Him for all that He has done in your life. Be fruitful!
“Suppose a believer who is rich enough to have all the necessities of life sees a fellow believer who is poor and does not have even basic needs. What if the rich believer does not help the poor one? Then it is clear that God’s love is not in that person’s heart.” – 1 John 3:17
The Secret in Knowing What To Do
As followers of Christ, we must remember to trust Him even when we can’t understand what is happening. You may not know what to do at the moment, but God knows what you have to do!
You can’t trust someone if you aren’t that close to him. The same is true with God. Draw near to Him, and He promises to draw near to you three times more.
Seek Him with all of your heart, and He will show you the great and mighty plans He has for your life that is beyond your wildest imagination.
“11 For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future. 12 Then you will call on me and come and pray to me, and I will listen to you. 13 You will seek me and find me when you seek me with all your heart.” – Jeremiah 29:11-13, NIV