“Stalwart walks in step with God, his path blazed by God, he’s happy. If he stumbles, he’s not down for long; God has a grip on his hand.” Psalm 37.23,24
Today is my final contemplation day about the pending job opportunity. The magnitude of the decision is huge, but the choice is clear. Do I listen and follow God’s voice or not? There is nothing in the new job that is ethically or morally wrong, at least as far as I know of. The job is honorable, the position full of respect. The problem, for me, is that I do not sense, hear, or feel God calling me in that direction.
One can question my contemplation and hesitation. The Bible story of the prophet who contemplated fulfilling a request to curse Israel quickly comes to mind. For me the difference lies in my own quest to truly hear God voice. If he wants me to go this direction then I will, full stop!
God voice, usually active, is peacefully quiet. If I translate the impressions then the answer is clear, and yet I want God to take my choice away from me. If the choice is to stay, then I want the absolute assurance that I will win big in the current job. God never promised this type of life but I keep asking for it anyway!
David’s promise outlines God’s commitment to you and me.
Make a decision and walk in step with me. As you walk with me I will blaze a path of grace and love and you will find the happiness you seek. There will be uneven patches, you might stumble, but have no fear, I will always hold your hand.
What do I value? Where do I want to go? How do I want to see my life in the future?
I value God, and people God gives me an opportunity to care for. I want to walk with God, growing in relationship with him. I want to view my life as a series of steps toward my goal.