Standing at a cross road

Posted by Mark Labuschagne on Wednesday, September 17, 2014
Trust me when I say, no one likes a red light, especially when you driving along, and then, just before you get to the traffic light, it turns red. Sometimes, you are the only one at the intersection, and you think to yourself, this is a complete waste of time. But, is it? I have had many a good idea at a red light, a moment in my day, when I had to stop for a minute and think. On the other hand, some folk take this too far a daydream while waiting for the light to change and when it does turn green, well, depending which city you are in, you will soon get told to move along.

In the same way, life is full of red and green lights, junctions that require a little down time. A time to reflect and even a time to listen (Eccl 3) and we have found, even though we might not know which way to go, in the end, God, by and through His blessed Spirit, guides us along the path He has set out before us. I have learnt, the best thing I could do when I am at a junction and not quite sure which way to turn, is simply to wait on the Lord and at the right moment, I have heard Him speak to me every time I needed to hear.

The best way is always the Jesus way and so really the way we are seeking is the way He is going, for where Jesus is, there we want to be.  There are times when things get a little misty and we are not always sure what to do, just stand still, right where you're at and you will see and know that Jesus has been there all the time. - (Copy and paste)
Joshua 1:9 Have I not commanded you? Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid; do not be discouraged, for the LORD your God will be with you wherever you go."

Friend, it is at the junction where you will find Jesus. I believe that junctions are there because God wants our attention. You know you cannot go through a red light and expect not to bear the consequences of your decision. And in this life, when we are not sure which way to turn, stopping most often is the best thing we can do. Every time I cleared my desk of what I was doing, the Lord began to speak in a much clearer way. I was able to hear a whole lot better, not because His voice was unclear, but because I was too busy doing my "own" thing as it were. 

So, never treat a junction in your life with contempt. Wait patiently on the Lord, for He will guide you and cause you to know His ways. I want to leave you with one of my favorite passages of scripture Proverbs 3:5-6  Trust in the LORD with all your heart And do not lean on your own understanding. In all your ways acknowledge Him, And He will make your paths straight.…

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Mark Labuschagne At the age of 12, God called Mark to ministry and for the last 44-years his desire to stay true to this calling remains his passion. It was in the desert place, the road less traveled that God gave Mark a prophetic voice and sent him to the nations. In his 30 years of ministry, Mark has traveled to 60 countries and has seen the hand of God move in amazing ways in the hearts and lives of those he was sent to. He has a special love for the USA, a nation that he has visited and traveled extensively for over some 20 years. He currently lives between South Africa and Botswana and is an accomplished pianist, a sort after speaker, a respected preacher and seasoned prophet who desires to see the Kingdom of God established in the hearts of people across the earth. Married to Andi, they have two children, Carey 30, now married to Matthew and Ryan 28, engaged to Chantal, with Arabella their first grand baby and a cat named Tiga...