What should we do when we are faced with different choices in our lives?
[Steve Myers} There's no doubt we live in challenging times. So often in our life, we come to a point where there are quite a few options ahead of us. We could go this way, we could go that way. In a sense, we're standing at a crossroads. We're at a turning point. And in our life, there may be one or more ways that we could go. So what do you do? How do you come to a good decision when you're challenged in that way? When we're challenged in what direction to go? When we're faced with more than one option? What do you do?
Well, I think of Yogi Berra. Yogi Berra once said, "When you come to a fork in the road, take it." But wait a second, it's not that easy.
What do we do? Do we look to our Creator for His guidance and for His direction?
There's a powerful passage in Jeremiah 6 I think that helps give us directions and really speaks to that idea of standing at the crossroads. What do we do? Well, here's what Jeremiah 6 says. In fact, here's what God says, "Thus says the Lord" verse 16, "Stand in the ways and see." That word for ways can mean crossroads, you're standing at the crossroads. He says, "Look, ask for the old paths, where the good way is, and walk in it."
So don't just assume you know the best way to go. Seek God's will, ask His direction, seek His path. In fact, Jeremiah goes on and it says, "Then you will find rest for your souls, your life, you'll find the right path when you seek that path."
And so it's interesting that it says, "The old paths." Well, what does that mean? Well, the word of God talks about the path that we need to take. God's way, His direction. So the old paths are the true paths, the true way, the sure path, the best way, this is the best way to go. And so seek it out. God prescribed the way to go. It's by His direction, it's by His standard, it's by His method. And that is the best way, the good way. It may not be the way everybody else is going, but it's the way God wants you to go.
So just don't take it for granted that you know what's best, seek it out, seek God's direction, and head down His path, because you'll be sure to find the ultimate journey's end.
That's BT Daily. We'll see you next time.