Have you ever wondered if you have made the right decision?
Recently, my son, Hayden, had to make a decision about which college to attend. He’d been accepted into both of his choices and either school was a solid win. As he considered both colleges, Hayden wanted to attend the one God had planned for him. One school seemed the logical choice: more affordable, closer to home, and in a beautiful location. The other school had already bestowed several prestigious honors on Hayden, but was very expensive. However, my husband and I have taught our kids to expect great things from a powerful God and so both schools were in the running.
And they were neck and neck.
Hayden sought hard for God’s will in the matter. He talked to me and his dad, seeking our counsel. He met with high school counselors and professionals in his field of study. He carefully researched both schools and weighed the pros and cons of each. He prayed. He read volumes of Scripture. Every tactic my son employed was wise and sound, but he still didn’t have a clue which way God wanted him to go. The deadline to make a choice loomed and we started to get nervous. Finally God spoke to him, “Wait.”
Our family was stumped.
Hayden was almost out of time and colleges don’t “wait.” But Hayden waited. And he continued to pray and seek God’s direction in Scripture. Then, on the last day to make a binding decision, at the latest hour–the final moment–he received direction and made his choice.
And we all knew it was the right choice because:
God’s voice spoke to him through Scripture
God’s fingerprints were all over the circumstances
God’s peace filled our hearts
So Hayden’s never going to have to worry that he missed an opportunity by turning down the expensive school with all the honors. He’s never going to have to wonder if he made the right choice. He’s going to be able to strike out on the path before him with confidence knowing it’s God’s plan, God’s path.
What about you? What decision are you facing? What helps you to know God’s will?
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