“And Jesus walked in the temple in Solomon’s porch. Then came the Jews round about Him, and said unto Him, How long dost Thou make us to doubt? If Thou be the Christ, tell us plainly.” (John 10:24)
“Tell us plainly…”
Sometimes, the forest for the trees is right in plain sight. Not sure if there’s anything like this in my heart and mind and life, at present, but I would need someone to point it out to me if there were. But God is good for it, you understand. He’s so patient, too.
And this is where the more important the question, the more fear layered on top of the decision in question, the harder one should listen for the God they know and love. God speaks in signs, no doubt. But His peace will be all about the movement when you do decide to take any of the myriad decisions presented before you.
“And thine ears shall hear a word behind thee, saying, This is the way, walk ye in it, when ye turn to the right hand, and when ye turn to the left.” (Isaiah 30:21)
The Holy Spirit won’t steer you wrong. I find, as a child of God, it’s hard to make a mistake if your heart is on the same wavelength as the Father’s. Jesus says we must “become as little children” (Matthew 18:3). Taking a wide-eyed look at the world and realizing that you’re either in a situation at the Father’s leading or else in one of your own making and that He wants to both teach you within and also lead you out of, is what we need. Pan out. Ask to see your life and season through the eyes of the Holy Spirit. He will sum up what you’re going through and also tie it up. I find in retrospect, the labels of seasons succinctly explained in words and crystallized understanding. But it’s also possible to see the signs and symbols going forward, too. It goes back to keeping your hand in your Father’s. He’s leading you even if you don’t feel it. Listen for His voice.
“My sheep hear my voice, and I know them, and they follow me: And I give unto them eternal life; and they shall never perish, neither shall any man pluck them out of my hand.” (John 10:27)
In closing, think of the diegesis style of narrative. Where the person telling the story sums up the events in voiceover-like snippets of monologue. I can’t say I’ve ever experienced life as such but I’ve come pretty darn close. Let me tell you, it’s exhausting and exhilerating in equal measure. The realization that God has your best interests at heart and that He’s leading you on to something greater than ever you had or knew, is the best. If you got the guts, you might ask Him to lead you in such a way. To show you things as they are going on. Nowhere in the Bible (to my knowledge) does it say He won’t (!).
“For we walk by faith, not by sight.” (1 Corinthians 5:7)
Blessings to you.