As I scroll down my social media feed and check my email I’m overwhelmed by offers to join this and sign up for that. Good things. Yes classes, conferences, trainings that I might enjoy and benefit from. But I wonder….
Pushing away from my laptop I reach for my Bible, my trusted Companion, for many years now and begin to read.
I will instruct you and teach you in the way that you should go. I will guide you with my eyes.. Psalm 32: 8
I stopped and read it again.
Clearly God has promised to show me the way I should go and how I should live.
But day after day I am faced with more ideas than my little brain can hold.
Confusion sets in.
Sometimes I simply choose nothing
or other times I choose what seems to make the most sense at the time.
But He has promised to teach me.
Those words echo in my head as I go about my day.
Teach me. Teach me. Teach me.
How I long just to be shown what to do and which way to go.
What to sign up for and what to ignore.
God has promised.
It seems that the distractions of this world and the constant changing confusion
make it so difficult to make Godly decisions.
But that’s what I want.
I hunger to follow Him and to be guided in His Way.
I know that I do
but again and again the fast paced, social media driven world places more options out there than I can filter.
What do I do?
Where do I turn?
Pushing away from the distraction and looking up to the One Who guides me with His eye
I quietly commit to prayerfully saying no to instant decisions and compelling options.
To slow down the process.
I determine to prayerfully follow the leading of the One Who knows just what I need and where He wants me to be.
It will be an ongoing decision that I might easily waver from
but this time I write out the verse on a slip of paper and hang it on the wall by my computer.
More of Him, less of me.
More of His instruction, less of my distractions.
I feel more free already.
Yes, it’s going to be a good day.