Monday, April 21, 2008

Trusting God in the Journey

I am on the cusp of a decision and am asking God for guidance.

A friend in college used to say, "When in doubt, don't." I am leaning on that now. My tendency is to jump as soon as I hear the whisper of leading. I am finding that it's important to wait and pray about it first, as sometimes those whispers are seeds which are intended to come to fruition at later times.

I have been in situations where God led so forcefully that I felt I was Jonah in the belly of the whale; however, much of the time it seems following God's lead is an art that is just beyond my fingertips: almost there but not quite within reach. Yet I keep seeking. Perhaps we are not intended to fully know, which is where trust comes in.

There is a verse in the Old Testament book of Micah: "He has showed you, O man, what is good. And what does the LORD require of you? To act justly and to love mercy and to walk humbly with your God." (Micah 6:8) Perhaps any decision is good, as long as it follows that advice; however, I do believe what Jesus says: "My sheep hear my voice." So I am waiting for guidance from my Shepherd.

I'll keep you posted. Until then, will you pray for me? Thanks.


anne said...

You are in my prayers.

Esther said...

Anne, you are a good friend. Thank you for your prayers!

Macile Hooper LeJeune said...

Praying also; for guidance from the Holy Spirit; and the patience to wait until the Holy Trinity is there to lead you down the right path. Yes, the Lord is our Shepherd ... and we will know his voice. DIEU TE BENISSE!!!
Cajun Sissy

Esther said...

Thank you, Macile. The Holy Spirit has guided, is guiding, will guide... May God bless you!

Anonymous said...

when i was younger a friend told me that when we get much older we get very set in our ways and don't take to change very well.
now that i'm older i understand that especially when i am also at a cusp of decision making which will change my life a great deal.
let's both walk on water together.
it's scary but let's do it then in a months time let's compare notes.

Esther said...

Dear anonymous friend: "Let's walk on water together!" I love how you put that! It's a date: on May 26, 2008, we'll compare notes. ;)

Esther said...

PS to Anonymous: I will pray for your decision.