This week, I have been praying for some friends who have some decisions to make concerning school, jobs, and things of that nature. I have prayed for the Lord to lead them and guide them and help them make the “right” decisions. As I prayed for God to guide them and illuminate their path, a certain Bible passage came to my mind. In Genesis 2:15-17, the Lord placed Adam in the Garden and set a clear boundary in regard to the tree of knowledge but otherwise gave Adam many other options. “From any other tree in the garden you may freely eat” the Lord said. This passage reminds me that as long as we follow the boundaries the Lord has provided, we still have great liberty in regard to other choices we make.
And yet sometimes, we struggle with making choices and moving forward because we fear we will make the wrong choice. We get stuck. We fear that we will displease the Lord and disrupt His plan, so we do nothing, or we hesitate until certain opportunities are lost. I think it is good to be reminded that when the Lord sets the table and places some godly options before us, He can bless whatever path we take. When we remain faithful to His word and walk within the counsel of His word, there is no wrong path, no wrong choice. We can move forward without worrying about displeasing Him or disrupting His plan. “From any other tree, you may freely eat.”
I pray that you will have a good week. I pray that you will know the depth of the love that God has for you. And I pray that God will strengthen you, encourage you, and help you to move forward with the godly choices He has placed before you.