What To Do When You Do Not Know What To Do
"Counsel is mine, and sound wisdom; I am understanding." Proverbs 8:14 Are you seeking an answer to a question? Are you in need of wisdom and discernment? Are you wondering if the opinions you are receiving are sound? God clearly says that counsel, wisdom, and understanding come from Him. His Word is relevant to any situation life can throw at you. Does it not stand to reason that if God is the only one who knows your future, it is Him from whom you should seek answers to your life's questions.
God is never out of touch with our lives. It is us who are out of touch with God and what He longs to share with us through His Word. When was the last time you picked up your Bible just to soak in the truth and wisdom that it contains? When was the last time you came to God with a problem or a question instead of a trusted loved one or friend--even if they truly have your best interest at heart? When was the last time you relished hearing God's voice speak clearly and plainly to you about a situation you needed guidance on, and how did that propel your faith and relationship with God forward?
It is utterly amazing how the enemy attempts to keep us from God's Word all day long--through busyness, distraction, service, etc. He knows how powerful God's Word is and that when we hear His voice and follow in obedience, it produces fruit for the Kingdom. Jeremiah 10:23 says, "O Lord, I know the way of man is not in himself; it is not in man who walks to direct his own steps." So how do we know where to go and what to do? Proverbs 3:5-6 answers that when it says, "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."
So, here is what you do when you need to know what to do . . . look to God's W - O - R - D.
W- Wholeheartedly declare your trust in the Lord (claim promises from His Word about His trustworthy character - Ps. 18:18; Jer. 3:23; Ps. 18:2; Ps. 34:7, 17; Deut. 33:27; Heb. 13:6; Ps. 18:31-32; I Cor. 15:10). O - Our understanding is faulty, so look to God for understanding in His Word. R - Remember Him FIRST in anything you are dealing with. D - He will direct your steps through His Word.