How Do I Know What to Do?
Been thinking a lot about our path in life. Where will it lead? What do we do when life seems uncertain? One thing I keep coming back to is this: Do what you know to do. Many people have said it this way, “Do the next right thing.”
The question I have is this: how do you know what to do?
The answer: We listen.
One day after a particular hard night as a mother I remember calling my own mother. My toddler had gotten up early that day and my newborn had been up all night. I was at the point of delirium and remember crying to my mother on the phone. I said something to the effect of, “what am I doing with my life?” Although I don’t remember her exact words I remember her telling me to try to get them both to lay down at the same time in the afternoon. If I did that one thing each day I would be able to get some rest as well. That became my goal each day. Both my boys would nap at the same time so I could close my eyes and rest as well. It made for better evenings and a happier Mom for sure.
I listened to the voice of my own mother because she had been exactly where I was. She has four children and at one point we were all little. Her wisdom came from experience. I would have never heard this advice if I hadn’t called her. Seems silly to say that because that’s so simple.
But are you struggling to “hear” GOd’s voice in your life? Do you feel far away and like a boat without a dock? Open up the Word of God! We don’t have to wait, like Moses, for God’s presence to fill the tabernacle before we hear from God. We can open the pages of His word and find He has already spoken.
Read the Bible
Not only that, He has already spoken everything we need to know. 2 Peter 1:2-3 says, “Grace and peace be multiplied to you in the knowledge of God and of Jesus our Lord, as His divine power has given to us all things that pertain to life and godliness,” Where do we have this knowledge?
Through the Bible. You already have all you need to obey. Do we understand everything in the Bible? No way. Can we learn what we need to learn? Absolutely! Moses could have not understood all that God was teaching him at first. Just a quick glance into Leviticus and we all get confused with the burnt offerings and sacrifices. Even in Moses’ limited understanding, Moses still strove for obedience.
It seems simple, but so very true.
Do you want to know what God wants you to do?
Read your Bible.
“Be ye kind”
“Love God the most.”
The next step is often the most simple.
Read your Bible.
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