Ministers Wilbert and Jacqueline Richardson

“Lean on, trust in and be confident in the Lord with all your heart and mind and do not rely onyour own insight and understanding, In all your ways know, recognize and acknowledge Him and He will direct and make straight and plain your paths.” – Proverbs 3:5&6 (AMP)

Decisions, decisions, decisions! We are all faced with decisions and crossroads at one pointor another in our lives.

Some decisions are simple and some are very complex. Whateverthe decision, all our decisions have consequences.

The decision may be over a mate, buyingor building a house, leaving or staying at a job, moving to another location, taking a vacation,leaving or staying at a church and the list goes on.

I feel in my spirit today that some of our readers are at crossroad. You just do not know whatto do next or what is the next step to take. I will just like to advise you today to acknowledgeGod in all your ways.

Have you really gone before God openly about the decisions that youare now being faced with?

I say openly because at times we have a tendency to go to Godseeking answers but in our minds we already know what we want Him to say. When we dothat, it clouds us from hearing clearly what God is really saying. Know today that God will nevergive you instructions that are not in accordance with His Word.

Even if you receive a propheticword from someone, it must witness in your spirit. Do not make important moves and decisionsbecause people who are ‘spiritual’ say so. You must seek God for yourself and know what Heis saying to you. When a confirmation comes you will know, because God would have alreadyspoken to you.

Sometimes people of good intentions have other plans as to the direction thatyour life should go in, but what is important is what God is saying to you.

We sometimes have our opinions about what is best for us, but the truth is, we only know inpart but God knows and sees and the whole picture. In the midst of decision making, seek Godearnestly and listen attentively to what He is saying. Do not tell God how to answer you. Do nottell him what sign to give you.

Let God be God, allow Him to confirm things how He wants to.He knows us individually and He knows who and what will get our attention.

When God speaks and He directs, listen, and be obedient. That is very important. God sometimes tells us to do the opposite of what we think is the answer in our situations. But weare to trust God wholeheartedly, even when we do not understand. Proverbs 3:6 reminds us that we are not to lean to our own understanding but we are to acknowledge God is ALL our ways.

We must always be led by the Holy Spirit and not be led by our flesh or by what we see. Whatwe see, is subject to change. Our walk is a walk of faith and not of sight. Situations and circumstances change but the word of God endures forever.

Be reminded today that God is the one who promotes and who exalts. He is the one who opensdoors and when He opens a door, no man can shut it. When God closes a door, know that it isfor your good and do not in your own wisdom and strength try to open it. Once you are walking uprightly before the Lord, what God has for you, no man can stop or take away from you.

So God might be saying to you today, move ahead, be still or wait or no, that is not my plan for you. Whatever He is saying, be obedient and say as He said ‘…nevertheless, not my will but thywill be done.’

Yes, you will like to accomplish your goals and you have many dreams but everything takes time, and times and seasons are in the hands of God. Do not base your decision on what God is doing in someone else’s life. You are unique and how He is directing them is not how Heis directing you.

Be confident today and know that God is on your side and His plans are to prosper you and to give you hope and a future.

Seek Him for divine directions, God can still betrusted.