I will instruct you and teach you in the way you should go; I will counsel you with my loving eye on you. Psalm 32:8
When I was in high school, one of the things I longed for most was a guidance counselor who actually did all the things that I thought they should do. I wanted a guidance counselor, who could give me good career advice.
I wanted someone to show me how the subjects I was choosing today would affect my tomorrow. But most of all I wanted someone to assure me that my choices were good ones and were leading me in the correct direction.
My fantasy guidance counselor would have a heart for each student and would be genuinely concerned about the unanswered questions that we had at that age.
Instead, I had a teacher who did not seem passionate about her own career choice and had little desire (knowledge?) in helping us make good choices. We had to find our own way. Whatever it meant. I remember taking all kinds of aptitude tests to try to figure out what career I should chose because I was determined to do my life right.
I’m still trying to figure it out.
I started thinking the other night about our key verse: God said he would guide me with his eye upon me. What if I, we, decided to accept God as our guidance counselor? I think he’d be a good fit for the position – don’t you?
He loves everyone and desires the best for each one of us.
He knows us intimately and knows where best our skills and talents lie.
He knows how best our unique traits can be positioned to perform the tasks that he created us for.
Best of all, he knows the future so he knows exactly what we need to do in the ‘now’.
I’m ready to accept God as my guidance counselor – are you?