The Lord has richly blessed Keith and me with His love, with earthly blessings, and with physical health. We pray, love, play, and laugh together.

But life is not all giggles. It can be tough. The tough times can be the times when a marriage foundation is formed that can weather typhoons, earthquakes, and floods or it can be times when a marriage is ripped to shreds. The choice is how we approach the trials we face.

The Lord will direct our paths, if we let Him.

Paul writes in Romans 8:28, “And we know that God causes all things to work together for good to those who love God, to those who are called according to His purpose.”

After many years, the Lord healed me of fibromyalgia and chronic fatigue syndrome, so that I could achieve the work that He has for me to do.

Please notice that all things work together for good to those who love God. The promise is for those who love God. Jesus loves you so much that He died on the cross and took your sins, my sins, and the sins of everyone who ever lived or ever will live upon Himself—He paid the price for sin, God’s wrath and death. Salvation is a free gift to you, but it costs you everything. You must reach out and accept the gift, and in accepting the gift, you give your life, your goals, your choices to Jesus, and He guides you.

He guides in a number of ways: through the Bible, through prayer, through being with other Christians, and through the Holy Spirit.

The ways of the world are not always the way God wants us to go.

King Solomon wrote to his son, “Trust in the LORD with all your heart and do not lean on your own understanding. In all your ways acknowledge Him, and He will make your paths straight.” Proverbs 3:5-6

In Phaedrus, Socrates asks, “My dear Phaedrus, whence come you, and whither are you going?”

Please take some time to think strategically about the direction you want your life to take. Ask yourself:

  1. What is my relationship with Jesus?
  2. What kind of man or woman do I want to become?
  3. What steps do I need to take to become that man or woman?
  4. What do I need to learn?
  5. Who can I ask to become my mentor? You’re never too young or too old for a mentor
  6. What resources do I need?

As you ask yourself where you are going, know that if you allow Jesus to guide you that

“… in all these things we overwhelmingly conquer through Him who loved us. For I am convinced that neither death, nor life, nor angels, nor principalities, nor things present, nor things to come, nor powers, nor height, nor depth, nor any other created thing, will be able to separate us from the love of God, which is in Christ Jesus our Lord.” Romans 8:37-39

My prayer for you:

Father, bless this dear reader with an intense desire to know Your ways and to follow Your guidance. Pour out the Holy Spirit upon all who desire to know Your ways. May they point everyone they meet to Jesus. Thank You, Father for Your grace and peace.

Whence have you come, and where are you going?

2 thoughts on “6 questions to ask about your life’s direction

  1. Thank you, Karen, for this post led by the Holy Spirit. What a wonderful promise that all things work together for good for those who love God. The 6 questions you posed are indeed very practical and on the mark for determining strategically the direction in which we want to take our lives. I pray you have a blessed Lord’s Day! Dee

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