I have been reading the Bible from Genesis to Revelation for about two or three years now I think. Starting first with a chapter a day, then to two chapters a day and now back to one chapter a day. Today I started (re-)reading the book of Acts, where I noted the following:

Acts 1:24-36 [HCSB] — “Then they prayed,  “You, Lord, know the hearts of all; show which of these two You have chosen to take the place in this apostolic service  that Judas left to go to his own place.” Then they cast lots  for them, and the lot fell to Matthias. So he was numbered with the 11 apostles.”

I’ve always had my struggles in waiting patiently for God’s answer after I prayed with a specific question I needed a “speedy” answer to. For example with how to proceed with a situation or which decision to make in situations I thought couldn’t wait too long. I actually think my biggest struggle and fear is making a decision that God doesn’t want me to make. In other words, making the wrong decision or a decision without God in it.

After I read these verses it comforted me to see and to learn how the apostles prayed telling the Lord that they know He knows the hearts of all, they then asked God to show them which of the two He had chosen and then they Trusted and cast lots. Whoever the lot would fall on would then be accepted with Faith. I learned that it’s OK to pray and ask for guidance in making a decision, knowing God knows your heart and allowing Him to guide the process and be in control as He always is. This is Trusting in God making that decision as you have placed it in His hands. It’s OK to then cast lots or OK to go about your day knowing that God has made the decision and is directing you through it.

God will always guide our every step and decision. We just need to make sure we go to Him first and only to make the decision for us. To allow ourselves to have Faith in Him. Allow Faith to win, to lead, to act, to be present instead of Fate.

Fate is defined as something that unavoidably befalls a person or that which is inevitably predetermined. Faith on the other hand is the will or principle or the determining cause by which things are believed to come to be by the belief in a benevolent superior force or being.
— Vanguard

Choose Faith over Fate.

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