Getting God’s Guidance

Michael Beck

“The integrity of the upright shall guide them: but the perverseness of transgressors shall destroy them.” (Proverbs 11:3)

Sometimes, we just don’t know what to do. How do we find the direction of God at times when we’re baffled? Firstly, God has already shown us what to do: “He hath shewed thee, O man, what is good; and what doth the LORD require of thee, but to do justly, and to love mercy, and to walk humbly with thy God?” (Micah 6:8)

Our Shepherd will never lead us in paths of unrighteousness. He calls us to do justly, not unjustly. If we are His sheep, and hearing His voice, going down an unrighteous path will never be an option. Do we claim to be righteous? Then we will do righteously. “Little children, let no man deceive you: he that doeth righteousness is righteous, even as he is righteous.” (1 John 3:7) If we are committed to doing justly, there will be certain potential plans that have to be crossed off the list from the “get-go.” Why? Because they involve doing something that is not right in the sight of God.

God will guide us aright, when we refuse to go wrong. He will use our own commitment to walk in righteousness to direct our way. “The righteousness of the perfect shall direct his way: but the wicked shall fall by his own wickedness.” (Prov. 11:5)

Satan has a hard time seducing us down the wrong road, when we fear God and hate evil. We will not listen to the voice of a stranger, because we know our Shepherd will never tempt us with evil. Even though it might seem hard, or impossible, the way God has for us to go is right and will spare us from the harm of an unwise choice.

Trust that God will help you make the right choice. But first position yourself to hear from Him by committing yourself to a life and walk in righteousness.

“I know the Lord will make a way for me
I know the Lord will make a way for me
If I live a holy life, shun the wrong and do the right
I know the Lord will make a way for me”

Michael Beck is a pastor in the Dallas, TX area and the main author on Signpost. Receive a daily devotional he publishes every morning via email.