Then the angel of God said to Elijah, "Go down with him; do not be afraid of him." So he set out and went down with him to the king. --II Kings 1:15
There are so many choices and decisions to make in life. The process for discerning the right choices and decisions is often riddled with questions, fears, and wonderings. Should we do this, or should we do that? What will be the consequences of our choices? How will we navigate through the nuances that are part and parcel of each decision that we make?
When we are trying to move forward in a decision-making process, our mind and heart can feel as buoyant as a bobbing weight on a babbling brook, or as viscous as wet rubber cement. We can become hesitant to make any decision at all, for fear that we will make the wrong one. That is when the guiding angels can be our greatest allies. In a voice that comes to us so quietly it can easily be missed, they alert us to the very things that have become the obstacles for us in making a choice. Once we see how we have impeded the process with our mental machinations and elevated emotions, a path of clarity begins to appear through our confusion and we can begin to take action with confidence.
The guiding angels do not interfere, but they will intervene in order to help us move from decision-making paralysis to decision-making action. Are you poised to set aside your fear and hesitancy to act when you hear the guiding angels’ advice?
O God, open my ears to hear the soft tones of your Spirit, so that I no longer pull back from the fearful or unfamiliar possibilities before me.
These meditations written by Renee Miller first appeared at www.explorefaith.org
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