DAY FOURTEEN: LETTING GOD LEAD
"YOUR EARS SHALL HEAR A WORD BEHIND YOU, SAYING, “THIS IS THE WAY, WALK IN IT,” WHENEVER YOU TURN TO THE RIGHT HAND OR WHENEVER YOU TURN TO THE LEFT." ISAIAH 30:21, NKJV
Have you ever been at a crossroads in life and didn’t know what to do? Perhaps you’re facing one now. A potential job, relationship, dream, or difficulty, and you don’t know where to turn or how to move forward. Saul, before he became the Apostle Paul, was headed in the wrong direction. Instead of encouraging Christians, he was persecuting them and hunting them down. As he journeyed he came near Damascus, and suddenly a light shone around him from heaven. Then he fell to the ground, and heard a voice saying to him, “Saul, Saul, why are you persecuting Me?” And he said, “Who are You, Lord?” Then the Lord said, “I am Jesus, whom you are persecuting.” Acts 9:3-5, NKJV The light of Jesus was so bright, Saul couldn’t see. So, he fasted for three days, eating and drinking nothing, until God sent Ananias to pray for him. Now, you might not be traveling on a dirt road or persecuting believers like Saul but God’s desire to guide you is just as great as He desired to guide Saul, who we now know as the Apostle Paul. After his experience with Jesus and subsequent fast, Paul went on to be inspired by the Holy Spirit to write nearly a third of the New Testament. He went to Jew and Gentile alike, sharing the gospel, building up the church, and experiencing God’s power in miraculous ways. God wants to do the same in your life. Of course, your story is different than Paul’s, but that doesn’t change the truth that God wants to give you wisdom, vision, and guidance for your future.
What is God speaking to you today?