4 Ways to Find God's Guidance

Ecouraging Bible verses and helpful tips to help you recognize God's direction in your life.

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Recognizing God's guidance in your life

The entire Bible is a record of God’s guidance of His people, both as a whole and as individuals. He directed Abraham into the Promised Land and led Isaac, Jacob, Joseph, Moses, Isaiah, Paul and countless others. He wants to lead you, too.

But how, exactly, are you supposed to find God’s guidance? Be alert for these ways:

1. God guides through the principles and examples of the Bible.
“All Scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness…” (2 Timothy 3:16). Read your Bible faithfully!

2. God often guides through the wise counsel of friends, peers or your pastor.
“The way of a fool is right in his own eyes, but he who heeds counsel is wise” (Proverbs 12:15). Talking with a Christian friend may lead to a new perspective on a situation.

3. God guides through providential circumstances.
When Joseph was sold into slavery by his brothers and soon afterward put into prison in Egypt, he may have felt abandoned by God, but later, when his position saved his family from starvation, he realized the important truth that God is in control. He told his brothers, “It was not you who sent me here, but God” (Genesis 45:8). Look for God’s hand in the circumstances that come your way.

4. God guides in answer to prayer.
“If any of you lacks wisdom, let him ask of God, who gives to all liberally and without reproach, and it will be given to him” (James 1:5).

God wants to point you in the right direction—every day!

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