Navigating life is a series of rough roads, barely-visible forest paths, and choppy waters with periods of calm. Like a long road trip, the importance of making the right decision to go in the right direction with one’s morals, choices, and circumstances can lead to a godly life, one that will lead to the declaration from Jesus Christ, “Well done good and faithful servant.”
Because humans live in time, experiencing it linearly, unable to change the past or see the future, making certain decisions can feel like everything rides on making the appropriate call. Of course, no one needs to consult the Bible or pray about what kind of sandwich to eat for lunch or what sweater to wear. Typically, seeking godly counsel from the Holy Spirit can help with big choices like moving, witnessing to a neighbor who may not be saved, or making other big life changes. Going to the Lord should be a Christian’s primary source for guidance, complemented by Scripture, and consulting godly brothers and sisters in the faith.
The Word is full of encouragement to the believer that God will guide those who ask Him. He gave Solomon wisdom when he asked for it. Paul encouraged the believers at the Church in Philippi, “Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus” (Philippians 4:6-7). Christians can seek guidance about anything.