When you are faced with major decisions regarding your homeschooling, your family, your own personal role and relationships, seeking God’s direction can seem very challenging. Even your daily decisions can get bogged down with the opinions and advice of others, self doubt, and conflicting messages from our culture.

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We spend hours in prayer, seek the wisdom of friends, and often look for “signs” along the road. However, I have learned over the years that seeking God’s direction doesn’t have to be as complex as we think it is. No matter what situation you face, the Bible is a clear starting point for seeking God’s direction. In my personal journey, I have found that five Biblical directives brings God’s will for most situations into clearer focus.

MYB-NEW-August-2013-Button-150x150In Part One of this two-part series at Managing Your Blessings, I discovered that my desire for “confirmation” was really just about me wanting to feel secure that it was OK to make the choices that felt right to me, forgetting that what “feels right” to an imperfect believer isn’t likely to be right in God’s eyes. Since then, I’ve been working intentionally on renewing my mind with God’s Word (Romans 12:2).

In Part Two, I explain why the Bible is a clear starting point for seeking God’s direction. In my personal journey, I have found that starting with five Biblical directives brings God’s will for most situations into clearer focus. Starting with five key passages, I share how I have applied them in my life when seeking God’s direction.

You can find this two-part series at Managing Your Blessings this month, join me there!

Have you ever found yourself “stuck” in search of God’s direction? Have you ever wished God would drop you a personal note or clearly defined road map so you could stop wondering what to do next? What role does the Bible play in your search for direction? What about prayer and seeking the wisdom of others? What questions do you have about how to discern God’s direction in your life? Tell us what you think in the comments below.

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