I don’t know about you, but I often feel perplexed about deciding the right thing to do. Generally, I agonize when it comes to making a major decision.
Part of my struggle to decide comes from a deep desire I will make wise, God-honoring decisions. Learning to “listen” with my heart—Spirit to spirit—matters much to me. More than almost anything, I want my spiritual ears trained to hear the voice of the Divine, which is why verses of scripture such as Isaiah 33:15 resonate deeply.
The other day, I read a quote, which has been attributed to John Wesley. Many scholars who have studied the writings of Wesley, however, don’t believe he wrote these words.
From whomever they came, I believe the message gives great decision-making guidelines, reminding us that
of every day
for as long as we live
Do all the good you can,
By all the means you can,
In all the ways you can,
In all the places you can,
At all the times you can,
To all the people you can,
As long as ever you can.
If you’re struggling to decide something important in this first month of 2018, I hope this assurance from scripture, which indicates God desires to show us the “right” way to walk, as well as the sage counsel given by John Wesley—or some other wise person—will embolden you.
Blessings on your journey of listening…