Last week, baseball great, Yogi Berra, died at the age of 90. While he was an excellent player, Berra will likely be remembered predominately for his unique one-liners such as, “A nickel ain’t worth a dime anymore,” and “Pair up in 3’s.” Oh, Yogi.
What made many of his sayings so catchy, however, was their ability to make you stop and think. Here’s one such example…“When you come to a fork in the road – take it!” I have no idea what the context was for this wise saying, but it speaks to me because when I come to a fork in the road, I often just stand there – paralyzed – afraid to make a wrong choice.
Please understand me, if God’s Word is clear about a choice we’re to make, there’s to be no debate. But when God is silent on a topic, and we’re faced with two acceptable paths, forks in the road can be excruciating. As my grandpa once said, “That moment of absolute certainty may never arrive; make the best decision you can at the time and move on.” Wise words I think.
The older I get the more I realize that much of life is spent in that ‘grey zone’ – areas where God’s Word is silent. Questions such as where to live, what job to take, what college to attend, what major to pursue…big questions, with few black and white answers. Yet, we’re forced to choose a road and walk ahead.
Are we left helpless in such situations? Absolutely not. Just yesterday I found this reminder, “I am the Lord your God, who teaches you what is best for you, who directs you in the way you should go.” (Isaiah 48:17)
Ask for His guidance, listen carefully with a sensitive ear; then take the fork in the road and trust Him as you walk it together. –Dave
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