"This is what the Lord says: 'Stop at the crossroads and look around...'"
I'm stopped. I look right, left, straight ahead, and then look back. I could always go back, right? But, like I said yesterday, even if I turn around to go back the way I came, the road may not look the same as I remember it.
As Benjamin and his tribe are leaving, away from Jerusalem where they want to be going, the Lord tells them to stop at the crossroads and look around.
"This is what the Lord says: 'Stop at the crossroads and look around. Ask for the old, godly way, and walk in it. Travel its path, and you will find rest for your souls. But you reply, ‘No, that’s not the road we want!’'"
Other than my reply being the same as the reply of Benjamin and his tribe, looking is definitely what I'm doing right now. Looking for direction especially! The Lord has told me to stop, so here I am planted where He has me. I'm at the crossroads with roads all around me, but lost at not knowing which road to take. "Look around," the Lord says. Each road holds something completely different. Each equally terrifying.
If I take the road on my right or left, will it continue to be like the road I'm on? Will it just be the same over and over with nothing really changing?
If I go straight ahead, I'm barreling into the unknown. A vast road that never seems to meet the horizon and lots and lots of miles ahead of me. Unknown terrain to me, but mapped out perfectly by God.
If I turn around and go back the way I'm came, what do I gain? The road behind me has already been traveled. It's filled with potholes and sharp shoulder drop-offs. I barely made it down that road the first time, I don't want to go down it again...
I'm stopped and I'm looking. Eventually I feel like I'm going to start turning in circles and all the roads are going to start to look the same...
Lord, I'm looking, now what?
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