I do hope you had a great April and you did maximize it to its full capacity… If you didn’t, no worries. May presents you with another opportunity… Anticipate it and use it well.
And now to the business of today.
So, one of the things I love to do in my leisure is read Christian novels. And as I thought about what to share with you today, I was reminded of the novel, ‘The Crossroad’ by Beverly Lewis. I wouldn’t want to go into the details of the story (you can get the book if you wish, it’s very lovely) but the major thing that resonated with me was the title: Crossroad.
Many a time, we get into situations and circumstances in life that seem to be three- or four-way junctions. We are faced with so many options yet we do not know which one to take. Whether it’s choosing the right job offer, deciding whether to get a PhD or settle for a job, deciding which school to go or which course to offer, deciding which of the ladies will make the best wife ;) or deciding what area of ministry to focus on… The crossroads will always come. However, the good news is, if you are a Christian, then you can be led by the Holy Spirit. Sometimes, it could seem as though God is silent, but I encourage you to hang in there.
I remember one of my favourite worship leaders, Kim Walker, saying once that she used to get up early in the morning to speak with God... Not pray, just talk. And sometimes she would just sit there; say nothing, do nothing, just sit there. And it would seem like God isn’t saying anything or His presence isn’t even with her, but then, over the years, she has learnt to sit still until He “comes”. And when He meets with her, it’s always amazing!
So, today, I encourage you to trust the leading of the Holy Spirit… It could come in form of peace, or that still small voice, or dreams and visions, or through a friend, or the trees and so on... Whichever way it comes, watch out for it, trust His leading and follow it. And in those times when it seems like He isn’t speaking or His presence isn’t with you, and you’re asking why it seems He can’t see what’s going on… HANG IN THERE dear…. He ALWAYS comes through. He is too faithful to fail! And He’s never late! I’m grinning from ear to ear right now, just reminding myself of these truths.
Also, one thing I learnt from the novel was that the crossroad could also be seen to represent the cross (Take another look at the picture above)! When you're at the crossroad, you may not see the symbol of the cross, but when you look at it from afar, taking on the whole view, you see the sign more clearly.
My point? You can either decide to see your crossroad as that point where you’re in a state of confusion, or you can decide to see the cross in the midst of the crossroad, reminding yourself of the fact that even in the midst of the crossroads, He is right there with you. (Psa. 23:4) And trust me, He is ALL you need.
Hmmm… Brother/Sister, He will come through for you… And right on time! Your crossroad experience will soon become a beautiful tale of how you got on the right path to destiny!
See you on the other side of the crossroad! I await your comments...