“Seek the Lord and his strength; seek his presence continually” (1 Chronicles 16:11, ESV).
Zach was at a crossroads in his professional life. He’d spent years working his way up in the family company. He enjoyed working with his loved ones, but he also felt a yearning to do something different.
He’d started doing leather crafting in his spare time and he felt this nudge to start his own line of products. But he wasn’t sure if he should turn his new hobby into a business or continue with his current path.
His wife encouraged him to take time to seek God’s face before deciding. “What does that even mean?” Zach wondered as he pulled his truck into the parking lot of his apartment complex.
As he came up the walk, he saw his toddler at the open front door. The boy was waving at his father with the biggest grin on his face as he chanted the word “Da-Da” again and again.
Zach scooped his son up into his arms, realizing God had just answered his question. Sometimes, when you’re not sure what the next step is, it can be tempting to rush your decision and make the wrong move.
But as a child of God, you have access to your Heavenly Father. Instead of wrestling with this decision, take it to Him and wait patiently for Him to show you the way ahead.
God, when I don’t know the path ahead, please help me seek Your face. Let me be willing to wait for you to guide my steps. In Jesus’ name, Amen.