STUCK AT A CROSSROAD? WHAT TO DO IF YOUR ARE!
I have to be completely honest, I hate when I come to a crossroad in my life and I look right, then left and I don’t know which direction to take. I generally struggle with patience and being stuck, for me, is purely agonizing, but I’ve found myself there repeatedly. Have you ever been there?
I know you it’s a rhetorical question, but it makes me feel less alone by asking it.
Of course we’ve all been there because it’s a human experience to feel lost, especially when you’re trying to uncover that perfect plan that God has for your life. It’s at those moments that we (at least I do) try to “solve” the problem or figure out what we’re supposed to do.
There are times when I find myself sitting for hours on end, trapped in my own thoughts of “what if’s”. What if I do this or what if I do that? I can only tell you that the outcome is more confusion not more clarity. But it sure was an expenditure of time that I could’ve spent on something much more productive like my kids.
Yesterday, I was having one of those days where, if I’m honest, I was comparing where I wanted to be in my life to where I am now and then my thoughts shifted to where other people seem to be compared to where I am and well, you get the idea.
My mind flipped on the negative thoughts production machine and it was hummin. Looking back on it, it truly is remarkable how crazy our thoughts can be. I’ll save the details of that for another post.
So, what do we do when we find ourselves feeling lost and abandoned?
What do we wait for? God to step in and shine a little light on the right way to proceed.
Yesterday, for me, it was a phone call from a person that I’d only met a couple of times but was going through some heavy stuff; out of all the people this person could have called, a prayer line, a close friend or even a Pastor. I believe that God led him to call me at a specific moment in time, when I needed a word from God and this person needed Him too.
You see, I was typing a mopping comment about how lost I felt in my status update on Facebook when the phone rang and it was this person on the other end. His call confirmed something that God’s been moving me toward for some time, to minister to the hurting and the lost. Dare I say it; because I once swore I’d never, ever become one … a Pastor. In my mind I shiver at the thought, but in my heart I just know.
By the end of this conversation, I’d somehow made a promise to this person, for reasons I can’t explain because of confidentiality, that I would have my ordination in the next six months. How’s that for God twisting your arm?
The bottom line is, when you find yourself at a crossroad, no matter how long it takes, be still and wait for a word from the Lord on which way to proceed. If you’re still enough it won’t take long for you to hear from God and then you can move on.
And so it is that I, Keven Card, through the prompting of the Holy Spirit tell all of you, my friends, that I will be following God’s instructions to do what He’s been asking me to do for a very long time; starting a ministry for God plans to be revealed. Please pray for protection and guidance for me and my family as we embark on this adventure with God.