Summary: Just because a decisive path seems right doesn't mean it's the right one. But that does not mean it is wrong either. When at a crossroad, we must, therefore, ask and trust God to show us which way to go.
YOUR CROSSROADS AND GOD'S ROADMAP
"This is what the Lord says:
“Stop at the crossroads and look around.
Ask for the old, godly way, and walk in it.
Travel its path, and you will find rest for your souls.
But you reply, ‘No, that’s not the road we want!’ Jeremiah 6:16.
Just because a certain path seems right doesn't mean it's the right one. But that does not mean it is wrong either. We must, therefore, ask and trust God to show us which way to go. He knows the end from the beginning. God will lead us in the right way.
"You make known to me the path of life; in your presence there is fullness of joy; at your right hand are pleasures forevermore." Psalm 16:11.
What a wonderful thing it is to know that even when we are faced with the biggest and most difficult decisions in life, God makes known to us the paths that will bring life.
WHAT ARE CROSSROADS?
Literally, a crossroad is a road that crosses another. It is the place where two or more roads intersect. Figuratively, to be at a crossroad is to be at a stage in one’s life when it is necessary to choose a path that will affect one’s life in profound ways.
A crossroad is a place of decision. It is a place of doubts and questions. A crossroad is a place where we wrestle with conflicting voices. It is a transit point. A crossroad is a gate or access point. It is a place of separation and goodbye. A crossroads is the end of a chapter and the beginning of another one. A crossroad is a critical moment. It can be a place of crisis, where the pains of yesterday connects to the hope of tomorrow. A crossroad is a place of opportunity, where the road ahead offers promises. A crossroad is a point in your life where you have several options that you need to weigh. Each option will lead you to a different destination or goal. Each path to a different place.
Crossroads are unavoidable. Everyday we make significant decision that will affects our lives positively or negatively. The choice to continue the same straight path is no longer possible. A decision has to be made. The straight road has now split into two or more. Which decision will you make? Looking left, right, back from where you came, and looking straight ahead. Where do you turn? Do you turn back to where you came, choose a path to follow, or do you stand around in the middle of the road? Which road is the right one? And what's the consequence of choosing a decisive path?
Today, you may be standing at a crossroad. Your crossroads could be one to decide your ministry or career path. It could be the start or end of a relationship. Your crossroad could be a choice of making a change right now or it will be too late. It could be the choice of what course to study. Your crossroad could be whether to start a business or hold on to your job. Perhaps you are in a crossroad where you are faced with the decision to stay where you are or move to another place. Whatever you decide to do, it will definitely affects the course of your life and destiny.
When standing at the crossroads, the one thing we really need is guidance. God has a path for us! He promise to guide, instructs and direct us when we are at the crossroads of life. "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. God will always give you direction. But you need to sharpen your hearing ability.
DIVINE GUIDANCE & DIRECTION!
"The Lord is my shepherd; I shall not want. 2 He makes me to lie down in green pastures; He leads me beside the still waters." Psalm 23:1-2. When God is your Shepherd, you have access to all things that you need. Divine guidance is God having the final say in running the affairs of your life. When He's leading, you are never alone. God has a blue print for your life and a road map to get you there.
WHAT TO DO WHEN AT LIFE'S CROSSROADS?
1. Know God.
Do you know Him? Most people know about God, but they don't really know Him. To know God is to spend time with Him. It is a relationship! To know God is to obey Him. To know God is to fear Him. To know God is to trust Him unconditionally.
You must have a continuous daily fellowship with the Holy Spirit.