Are you going in the right direction? If so, how is your pace? Are you running, or is it a steady walk? Maybe you’re at a stop sign.
If you’re running, you will soon be out of breath. On the other hand, a steady walk means you’re making progress and allowing time to evaluate your surroundings. The stop sign means one of two things. You have come to a complete stop in your progress for the Lord. The second allows you to look in different directions to see if interference is coming your way. Careful observation will enable you to progress toward the Lord’s destination safely.
Joshua observed Israel’s actions over the years. He warned them not to do as their ancestors had, nor as the neighboring Amorites did in worshipping false gods. Finally, Joshua made a public declaration. “As for me and my family, we will serve the Lord” (Joshua 24:15 NLT).
There comes a time in our lives when we must decide. Will we choose to do what is right or follow the crowd and those around them? To be a God-fearing individual versus a crowd-pleasing follower is the choice.
Ultimately, everyone makes that choice. Acceptance or isolation. A guilty conscience or one of obedience. Joshua chose God for himself and his family. Consequently, Israel decided to follow the Lord.
Correct decisions can be tough decisions, but in the end, right always wins.