Options

It’s proverbial, even legendary. It’s a fact of life. It’s the dreaded fork in the road. Sometimes known, in post-modern parlance, as ‘exploring your options’.

What you usually mean in a situation like this is “oh crap! now what?”

Yes, life is full of decisions. Sometimes, or more often than not, these choices don’t present themselves at the most convenient or desirable times. You might be sailing along quite nicely, and suddenly, there it is! Much of the time, all possible courses of action seem fraught with some sort of danger. You deliberate, you reason, you debate with yourself, but you can’t decide.

You find yourself standing there at the fork, paralyzed, unable to move. Push comes to shove, and knee-jerk reactions kick in, and before you know it you’ve made your choice based on fear, or a variety of other emotional responses, and that’s rarely a good thing.

So far, we’ve been looking at this purely from an empirical point of view, as so many of us, unfortunately do.

What are your options?

If you are a believer, you know you do not have to make a decision on your own.

But how many times do we act as if we did, with less than desirable results?

Most important in all of this, and the first question that we need to address in these situations is this; What is Gods’ will?

How many times do we proceed without really seeking His guidance? All other considerations, and personal preferences are truly secondary.

Facing a ‘fork in the road’? Seek Gods’ direction first, then choose.

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