A Godly Path

Duane Vander Klok

Trust in the Lord with all your heart, and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways acknowledge Him and He shall direct your paths.
Proverbs 3:5-6

As you walk through life with God, you face many decisions and paths. How do you know where God wants you to turn?

First, you can check your priorities. Simply having the right priorities will help you make many godly decisions. Matthew 6:33 tells us, seek first the Kingdom of God and all these things will be added unto you. When your eyes are fixed on Jesus, you will not be looking at all the other distractions and paths that do not lead to Him. Give God first place in your life!

You will be tempted to turn down other paths that seem easier, but God calls us to the straight and narrow path. God’s path may not always make sense to the world, but be strong and courageous so that you can follow the peace of the Holy Spirit in all your decisions.

God will guide you into good decisions by leading your spirit. Proverbs 20:27 says, the spirit of a man is the lamp of the Lord, searching all the inner depths of his heart. You may think that when God speaks, He uses a loud booming voice or a big event or circumstance, but most of the time God uses a still small voice to speak to your spirit. Do not only look for a big sign or emotion to point you to God, but instead pay attention to where the peace of the Holy Spirit is guiding you.

And remember to keep His Word in your heart, mind, and mouth. Meditate on and talk about His character, promises, and the things He has already done in your life! You will move in the direction of your dominant thoughts. So, fill your mind with things that are noble, just, pure, lovely, of good report, virtuous, and praiseworthy, Philippians 4:8. Keep your thoughts on Him, and you will stay on a godly path.