Psalm 25:11 (NLT) For the honor of your name, O LORD, forgive my many, many sins.12 Who are those who fear the LORD? He will show them the path they should choose.

How can you be sure you’re making the right decision? Sometimes it may seem as if God plays hide and seek when we’re trying to know His will, but that’s not the way our God operates. The Lord wants to give us clear direction. The operative question is, what do you need to do to hear God’s voice (Direction, will, and purpose)?

When we clear the pathway: We have two main obstacles that hinder our discernment; sin in our life and our own strong desires about the situation. To receive the Lord’s guidance, we must repent of all known sin and make our desires secondary to the Lord’s.

Exercise patience. Sometimes it takes a great deal of strength to stand still when everything within you is shouting, “Hurry! Time is running out!” But if you rush ahead of God, you may miss God’s Divine (Direction, will, and purpose).

Persist in prayer. The Bible clearly instructs us to keep coming to the Lord with our concerns. As we continue to pray, God will gradually weed out anything confusing until we come to the Lord’s conclusion about the matter.

Search the Scriptures. The Word of God has an answer for every need, and the Holy Spirit knows just how to point us in the right direction. There are times we can be ignited while reading the Bible that a verse can jump off the page and supply the exact answer needed to make an important decision.

So often when we’re faced with a critical choice, all we want from the Lord is a quick answer. But God delights to meet with us in order to deepen our relationship with His Divine (Direction, will, and purpose). Don’t let the urgency of your need keep you from enjoying the intimacy of God’s presence as you seek His will.

Blessings and Love,
Pastor James

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