Crossroads seem to abound on the highway of life. We are presented with decisions and often the circumstance dictates that if we choose to ignore the reality of the situation and do not respond, truly, “not to decide IS to decide.” It can be overwhelming at times. If we take the mindset that we are the captain of our own souls there is incredible pressure, because the supposed outcome would be all up to us. It is with a great sense of relief that I believe and know to the marrow that indeed, I am NOT the captain of my soul. With an ongrowing trust I place that title on Jesus. Ahhh, now that feels better.
The Bible presents the believer with absolutely amazing and life changing guidance if we would but grasp it and lean into what is available to us – consider this:
Then you will understand what is right, just and fair, and you will find the right way to go. For wisdom will enter your heart, and knowledge will fill you with joy. Wise choices will watch over you, understanding will keep you safe.” Proverbs 2:9-11
Crossroads often provide those instruments God uses to direct us if we would open our eyes to the possibilities. On the surface some of these crossroads seem like obstacles. Mrs. Charles E. Cowman writes in Storms in the Desert:
It lies with each of us to choose which they shall be. It all depends, not upon what these events are, but upon how we take them.
And the author also goes on to warn us:
The Lord cannot do much with a crushed soul, hence the adversary’s attempt to push the Lord’s people into despair and hopelessness over the condition of themselves, or of the church.
When at a crossroad, taking Bible in hand and approaching God with a heart of trust and obedience, we can find the seemingly “dead end” a new trail and new journey ahead. What is God up to on this new road?