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Pastor Christopher Brock

June 1, 2024

Psalms 32:8, English Standard Version

“I will instruct you in and teach you in the way you should go; I will counsel you with my eye upon you.”

“Just do what the Lord’s is telling you to do.” That is a statement that is made by many Christians when they hear about their brothers and sisters facing decisions. The statement itself could not be truer. When we listen to and obey the voice of the Lord, we will always find the best path. But where the rubber truly meets the road is in knowing when you are hearing the Lord’s voice and discerning what it is that He is leading you to do.


My wife and I have recently found ourselves in positions in which there are different doors that we could walk through. While with some of those doors we can clearly see the Lord telling us it is not a door from Him, there are several other options that are not so clear. There are various options to do a variety of work. Some require greater commitment, and some require less. Some appear to be a very good compliment to the work that we are already doing, while others would require some level of change to the work that is being done in order to take them on. And here we are. These decisions are on the horizon, and we will soon be required to choose.


Maybe today you are reading this, and you identify with this position. Are there decisions that you are going to be making? Do you clearly know what the Lord would have you do, or is the path still unclear? If you are in this same position, there are two things that I want to tell you. And these are two things that I am continually reminding myself of. First, the Bible says that His yoke is easy, and His burden is light. When we feel the pressure starting to build and we start to have anxiety we must remember that we are not alone. He is with us, and we can give those feelings to Him. Second, we should always be searching our heart and being honest concerning the motivation behind why we make the decisions we make. If there is any self-seeking motivation in our decision-making process, confess and allow the Lord to change that.


Remember the Lord is not demanding that every decision we make is perfect. In fact, He knows that while we are still in our flesh, we will not be able to attain perfection. What He is seeking is that we have a heart after His. Seek His heart today above all things and He will make your paths straight. Amen and amen!

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