Standing at a Crossroad

All of us are, or have been, or will be at a cross road at some time in our life.  Standing at the crossroad, we begin to wonder how and when will we hear God’s word to us on what He wants us to do next.  The goal of every Believer should be to make their life count for something; to make sure that at the end of their life, the legacy they leave behind has made a difference and has left a mark on this world to make it a better place.  It’s not fun being at a crossroad because you don’t know where or what to do;  but you are sure of one thing – that something is changing within you.

You begin to ask yourself the inevitable questions:  What will I do when God makes His will known? What if I don’t want to do it?  Do I have the time? Do I have the gifts and talents, the skill set for this task?  Am I a “good enough” person to fill this role?  But God’s Word is proof that the one who calls is also the one who quips.  Therefore, if the call is of God, the answer to all the above questions is yes.

Do you feel like you are being challenged for something bigger, something unfamiliar?  If so, it’s important to learn to wait on God and not get ahead of Him.  You  don’t want to go off on your own, doing your own thing without the blessing and favor of God on your life.  There are four things you should do when at a crossroad and that is to stand, look, ask, and walk.  We are to stand on the promises in the Word of God.  We are to look or keep our eyes upon Jesus who is the author of our faith.  Next, we are to ask God for wisdom and guidance on what He would have us to do, and last we are to walk in the ways of the Lord.  If we follow this formula, we will please God and be successful in all we do.

I would like to paraphrase a couple of lines from Robert Frost.  My version goes this way: “Two roads diverged in the woods, and I took the one Christ traveled by, And that has made all the difference!”