Have you ever felt like you need a life coach? There are so many times that I have said, only half-jokingly, that I just need someone who will make all my decisions for me. I can get very overwhelmed at times when I just don't know what direction I should go. The sad thing about these paralyzing moments in my life is that I know the truth! I do have a Life Coach, I do have Someone who will guide every step for me, Someone who I have relied on hundreds of times before to guide my next steps. I was reading in Isaiah tonight and came across a verse that brought this train of thought into my mind.
Isaiah 28:29 says "This also comes from the Lord of hosts, who is wonderful in counsel and excellent in guidance."
The first thought that popped into my head was, "Duh! God is always faithful. God will always be exactly who He is, His character is unfaltering. If God is 'wonderful in counsel' and 'excellent in guidance', then I am the one causing the barrier when I find myself overwhelmed with no direction." As I pondered that thought, a few more verses came to my mind that broadened the scope a bit.
John 16:13, speaking of the Holy Spirit, says "He will guide you into all truth."
Proverbs 3:5-7 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 direct your paths."
Well, I know I'm saved and on my way to Heaven, therefore I have the Holy Spirit living in me according to God's Word. Part of the promise that comes with the Holy Spirit is that He will guide me into all truth. I know God will keep His promises, so if I am spinning around in circles with no direction then I have to ask myself if I am really acknowledging Him in all my ways. When I allow the Holy Spirit to guide me and I let Him call the shots, then there really is no reason for me to ever be overwhelmed in the decision making process. I need to spend more time in the Word, more time in Prayer, and zero time worrying about everything.
At this point in my life, I am in a stage of waiting, and I think that's the hardest for me. My mind equates waiting with lack of direction, but I just don't think that's true. Sometimes, God's direction for us is to be patient and wait on the next step. He will reveal it at the perfect time, so there really is no need for me to fret over it. I can wait with an excited anticipation, but leave the worry and frustration at the door please!
Thank you, Lord, for your perfect Word and for once again hitting me right between the eyes with it!