Book: Proverbs 16
“There is a path before each person that seems right, but it ends in death.”
This proverb is a good reminder to each of us that we need God’s help in making choices or we will easily go down the wrong path. If all we rely on is our own sense of direction or our own feelings when making decisions we may think we are making the right choice but it will most likely be wrong.
When I am talking with Christian students I challenge and encourage them to invite God to help them in every assignment, every exam and even when they are studying. That means, at the beginning of a class to quickly invite the Holy Spirit to guide their thoughts. Every time they sit down to work on a project they first stop and invite the Holy Spirit to be part of writing the project. As well, when they go into an exam, that they first thank the Lord for the opportunity to prove what they have learned and once again invite the Holy Spirit to help them understand the question and provide an excellent answer. God wants to help each one who is a student.
The same is true for those who are working, parenting, or retired. God wants to be invited into each part of their daily life here on earth. There is not a day or a situation that God is not desiring to sit, walk, or run beside us speaking wisdom and encouragement into our lives. He wants to help even when we don’t realize we need help. Even when we think we know the right thing to do we first need to go to the Lord and ask Him to lead and guide us. We can even pray, “Lord, this is the decision I think honors you and what you want. If it is not, would you please allow it not to take place.” By doing this you are relying on Him and desiring His will not your own. He will protect you.
I challenge you to live a life relying on the Lord for His help every day and in every decision you make by inviting Him into it. May you enjoy sitting, walking and running with the Lord beside you guiding you!