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Making Days Count and Life Matter - John Ortberg

Updated: Jul 30, 2023

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Making Days Count and Life Matter

"We know which road Robert Frost took in his famous poem, “The Road Not Taken.”

Two roads diverged in a wood, and I –

I took the one less traveled by and that has made all the difference.

But the choices we face in real life don’t seem nearly so romantic or easy. In fact, important decisions are often the most anxiety- and fear-producing experiences in life.

Fortunately, we have our faith in Christ, right? Well, that ought to give us more confidence, but seeking God’s will can sometimes intensify the pressure even more. How can we figure out what the Lord wants us to do when He isn’t speaking to us, giving us signs, or causing Scripture to leap from the pages of our Bibles? It’s like God’s will is hidden within some mysterious puzzle, and we don’t know where to find the decoder ring to solve it.

Many of us turn to our feelings – our notoriously unreliable feelings – and choose a direction based on the “peace” we feel about it..." from the article: John Ortberg on How to Make Important Decisions in Life

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