“Trust in the LORD with all thine heart; and lean not unto thine own understanding. In all thy ways acknowledge him, and he shall direct thy paths.” Proverbs 3:5-6

“Where He leads I’ll follow,

Follow all the way.

Where He leads I’ll follow,

Follow Jesus ev’ry day.”

Yesterday we talked about the most important decision we make in our lives, to give our hearts to the Lord Jesus Christ and to follow Him faithfully. Throughout our lives, we must make many decisions regarding our choice of partners, our careers, and life in general. Those decisions affect not only our lives but the lives of our families and even future generations.

Solomon wrote a lot in the Book of Proverbs about wisdom. He taught that the fear of God was the beginning of wisdom.  I recently read Chapter 8 in the NLT where he describes wisdom standing at the crossroads, calling out to everyone to listen, and giving some practical advice. These can be very helpful when we are facing any major or minor decisions.

  • Use good judgment. We know we should never make any decisions when we are tired. We need to look at the situation from all angles and ask the Lord to direct us to make the right choice.
  • Show some understanding. If there are other family members involved, discuss with them how they feel about this decision.
  • Choose some instructions. Ask for advice from some people you trust to be honest and open with you. What may look like a great opportunity to you, may not be the best choice for you.

As we look back on our lives, we probably can see where we made some bad decisions and live with the consequences of them. We also see where we made good decisions, and now we are reaping the benefits of them.

As the song above states, the main thing is to be willing to follow wherever Jesus leads us. He has a plan and a purpose for our lives, and as we yield completely to Him, He will guide us to always choose the right way to go.

Prayer: Thank you, Lord Jesus, for your daily guidance and direction. Help us to keep our feet on the right path by always listening to your voice.

Devotion by Anne Johnston



  1. Thank you for this. You have spoken into my life today through His Word.

    • Anne Johnston

      I am glad this was a blessing to you.