My favorite color is red. His favorite color is blue. We both have on purple today. That’s a sign, he is bae. Sounds ridiculous, right? But if we are honest with ourselves, we make “signs” out of anything. I use to like this guy who had a very common last name and after we started talking I felt as though I was seeing his name everywhere. Clearly, that was a sign we were meant to be… Ask me where that guy is now. I have no idea. But I wanted it to work out so bad, I didn’t even ask God for a sign (I knew homeboy was not going to work lol), I just made up signs. Too often, we want God to cosign on situations that are not good for us, when the truth of the matter is, if we are constantly communicating with God as we should (1 Thessalonians 5:17), He will direct our paths (Proverbs 3:6).
I recently saw a meme about a girl who asked God to give her a sign on whether or not she should continue talking to this boy and in the midst of them texting, her phone died at 87%. This was hilarious to me because not only is this something I would say, I would then proceed to say “this phone is always acting crazy, I’m taking it to the At&t store tomorrow,” and continue talking to the boy. Even if God spoke to us through a burning bush like He did Moses, and specifically told us what to do or not to do, we would make up excuses to do what we want to anyway. “Bushes don’t even talk.” “He thought I was someone else.” “He meant for the rest of today, not the rest of my life.” “I’m not even sure that was really God because of all the fire and everything.” Like, girl, wake up…
My prayer has become, let my will be Your will. If we are striving to be in His will, the decisions we make will be based on what He wants for us, and not we ourselves. We won’t have to keep asking Him for a sign to be sure we are doing what is right because our goal will be to glorify Him in everything. So if a relationship is not glorifying Him, there is your sign. If your job is not glorifying Him, there is your sign. If your life is not glorifying Him, there is your sign. I am not saying you have to walk around speaking in tongues and praying out loud and singing hymns all day. But is your life a reflection of Christ? Does your relationships look like Christ’s relationship with the church? Can people see God in you at your job? Are you a light in this dark world? Those are the signs we should be focused on.
There will be times in life when we are not sure if we are making the right decision but I challenge you to ask God to lead you, instead of asking God to give you a sign. Now, I do believe God will give you confirmation (if you like the word sign, you can use that) on certain situations. I was unsure about a decision I made and out of the blue a friend called me and without telling her my decision, she just started confirming everything I had been thinking. I had not asked God for a sign, but I trusted He was going to hold my hand through the process and He sent someone to hold my other hand. And not just anyone, someone who also follows Him and trusts Him (Carol, you the real MVP lol).
God will never leave you, nor forsake you. Never! Even when you do not know what to do, trust that He will show you. It may not come in the form of a prophet speaking over your life or you passing three green lights in a row or even seeing a name multiple times. Often times, it will be a still small voice (1 King 19:12) and if you are not listening for it, you may miss it. Remember, all things work together for the good of them that love the Lord (Romans 8:28). So even if you feel as though you made the “wrong” decision, if you stay in His will, He will use it for His glory. Trust the sign-giver.