The next step I’m suppose to take is often not clear. There are a lot of blind curves on this road I’m on – I can’t see what lies ahead. I’m usually pretty sure about the final goal but the specific actions God wants me to take to get there are smothered in a fog of options, questions, and unknowns.
When I’m in one of these ‘unclear’ spots on my road, I ask for a confirmation from God that I’m on the right path – or not. And he always either gives me a confirmation or opens up my eyes to a change in direction.
So I know how Gideon is feeling in Judges when he is putting out fleeces, asking God to confirm that he is doing the right thing.
For me, I have decided not to ask God to do a specific ‘sign’ for me. It feels too much like asking God to do a trick.
I’ve developed my own process of asking God to give me clear guidance sometime today and I will be watching. When I do this, I try to stay extra aware of anything that could be encouragement from God telling me to “keep going’ or something that opens up my eyes, helping me understand a different direction I should be taking. I believe my process works because it acknowledges that I know God is always trying to guide me and show me the way. Asking for a response today also helps me maintain a special awareness of God moving in my life in the next 24 hours.
And he always responds.
And then I smile. Of course he does.
Thank you for your faithfulness, Abba Father.