LOOKING FOR GUIDANCE
Before Abraham died, he ensured that his son, Isaac, would marry a woman from her relatives, so he sent his servant to find a wife from where her relatives were in Haran. Abraham knew that the women in the land where they were living were a bad influence on his son because they worshiped other gods. So when Abraham's servant left for Haran, his servant prayed to God for guidance in finding a wife for his master's son. He prayed, "Lord, God of my master Abraham, make me successful today, and show kindness to my master Abraham. See, I am standing beside this spring, and the daughters of the townspeople are coming out to draw water. May it be that when I say to a young woman, 'Please let down your jar that I may have a drink,' and she says, 'Drink, and I'll water your camels too’—let her be the one you have chosen for your servant Isaac. By this I will know that you have shown kindness to my master." (Genesis 24:12-14).
Sure enough, Rebekah showed up at the well, and the servant asked her if she could have a drink from her jar, and Rebekah gave him water and offered to water his camels also. After watering the camels, the servant gave Rebekah jewelry and asked if he could meet her family. The servant found out that Rebekah came from Abraham's relatives, so when the servant met Rebekah's father, he told him why he came to Haran. Rebekah agreed to marry Isaac, so she went with the servant back to Canaan. As soon as Isaac and Rebekah met, they fell in love and got married.
The servant accomplished his mission because he prayed and trusted God. It would have been very difficult for the servant to find the right woman because there were hundreds of women in Haran. However, because he trusted God, God guided him to the right woman and location. We may be in a position at this time that we need to make an important decision, and we do not know which direction to go. I want to encourage us to ask God for guidance first. He knows our future and knows which directions that we need to go. Let us trust God and follow His directions, for He knows what is best for us.
Ask yourself these questions: Who can help me when I am not sure which direction to take? What should I do when I need help in making a decision? Do I trust God in guiding me in the right direction?
Write down all the worries that you are facing today and lift them up to God.
Father in Heaven, thank you that you know what is best for me. Please guide me in making the right decision. There are many options out there, but I want to follow your direction. Please help me to trust you and not on my own understanding. In your name Jesus, I pray. Amen.