Trust in the Lord

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Religion Editor

As college students, we are at the most critical stage in our lives.

This is the point in time when we decide our futures, by choosing our majors. Many college freshmen have no idea what major to choose because they have no clue what to do with their life.

We are approaching the time when we will decide who to marry, where we will live, who our friends are and so on.

When it comes to making these decisions, where will we turn? How are we supposed to know what to do with our lives?

Even though the answer is simple, many young people try to live without this answer.

The answer is - put your trust in the Lord.

Proverbs 3:5-6 says, "Trust in the Lord with all your heart, and do not depend on your own understanding. In all your ways acknowledge him, and he will make your paths straight."

This verse shows us that if we trust in and rely on God for his wisdom and guidance, we will know exactly what to do. Our "paths" will be straight.

I have tried the route of figuring everything out with my head. I have weighed the pros and cons of opportunities, and made decisions based on money, people or career advancement. 

I use to spend hours letting thoughts control my choices, rather than letting God show me which decision to make.

Even though I knew Proverbs 3:5-6, I was not letting it have meaning in my life. However, I have now learned to follow God's direction.

Now, I am not saying that I execute this concept perfectly every time, but I am growing and learning to trust the Lord more each day.

It is easy to trust in the Lord. Simply pray and ask God for guidance, then spend time being quiet and listening inside your heart, not your head.

God will speak to any believer's heart, if they will just learn to listen.

If you do not hear any specific words, go toward the choice with which you have peace. God is not going to confuse you or make you question yourself.

If you have peace and joy about an opportunity, take it! That is God's way of directing your path.