As I’ve been reading God’s Word, studying it and applying it the @YouVersion Plan called “What the Bible Says: The Blessing of God’s Will.” has been very helpful. This is what I found on day 4 :
Blessing #3: We can recognize the validity of equal options.
Sometimes we get two or more options, and they’re all good ones. How phenomenal that God would bless us with equal options.
It doesn’t matter which we choose. We can choose the one we like.
God does not hide behind every choice to see if we make a wise decision, hoping to trap us in a mistake.
God is excited to unfold his sovereign plan that incorporates our decisions, even if we do not fully understand how. Sometimes there are equally good options.
In the traditional view of God’s individualized will, there’s one house you’re supposed to buy and one house you’re not supposed to buy, and you had better figure it out and not buy the wrong house.
In the biblical view of God’s will, either of the houses may be fine. God will use you on either street. In either place, life will be a mixture of wonderful and hard.
In the traditional view of God’s will, we agonize, “Which car is it, Lord? I can’t decide. I know you have one in mind; show me, God.” Back and forth, back and forth, crying out to God, “Lord, is it the Ford or the Chevy? Which car do I choose? Should it be blue or white?”
Could it be that God’s will for somebody is a blue vehicle?
Forget all that.
We can relax and recognize the validity of equal options.
Trust in the Lord with all your heart, and do not lean on your own understanding. In all your ways acknowledge him, and He will make straight your paths. Proverbs 3:5-6 ESV
For the @YouVersion Plan called “What the Bible Says: The Blessing of God’s Will.” go to: http://bible.com/r/2RM