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Choose The Right Fork In The Road

Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways acknowledge him, and he will make your paths straight.
Proverbs 3:5-6

Life is like a highway. We travel along each day not knowing what will be down the road. Along the road there will be bends and forks. Which fork will I take? That’s a question we must all answer. Life is full of choices and decisions. The kind of life we have is determined by the choices we make.

Last night a friend and I talked about how we could help Bob (not his real name). Bob is a product of choosing the wrong directions in his life. He doesn’t like for anyone to tell him what to do. He will not listen to suggestions. As a result of his taking the wrong fork in the road of life, he has lost his job, his family, and his home. My friend has helped him financially and in many other ways.  He will not listen to wise counseling.

We all take the wrong fork in the road sometimes, but we don’t have to stay down that road. The best and the brightest throughout history have all made poor choices at one time or another. However, they overcame their mistakes and moved forward with new strength. That’s what we are telling Bob: there is a way out of your situation.

When you are having a problem deciding right from wrong, you might want to follow what a wise man told me years ago. Look at the situation and give it the common-sense test. Ask if it is reasonable. Pray about the decision. Is it a good choice and will it glorify God? Search the Bible to see what is said for or against the decision. Always listen to your conscience.

Be careful which fork in life’s road you choose.

Georgia Andrus

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