“That didn’t look like a touchdown, but the coach is challenging that. How do we know what’s right?”
Review the play.
When it comes to athletics, mistakes can be made. Maybe a referee didn’t call something or maybe the outcome of a play was unsure. When something like this happens they will watch the video footage from that play over and over again until they seem sure of an answer. They put on headphones to block out distracting sounds and they get inside of curtains so that they will be completely uninterrupted when they are trying to focus. They play the footage in slow motion, zoom in and analyze it. Watch the play, restart the film and watch it again. This is how decisions are made.
In our walk with Christ we can become unsure about different choices and circumstances. When we hit that wall of confusion and we can’t seem to find an answer to our problem we need to learn how to review the play. Life is full of choices that you have to make. Maybe you have been in a situation where you didn’t see God’s leading because you were distracted by something else or you thought He spoke something but you weren’t completely sure so you were left feeling confused. Reviewing the play is the best way to get the right answer. Now it isn’t like you can just go watch film from your life that will magically point out what you are supposed to do, but it really can be that easy. All you have to do is review the play through God’s word. Get alone with Him and seek after His will. Block out what is distracting you so that you can be focused on finding the truth. Guard your ears and eyes so that you can remain attentive to the Lord. He knows you and loves you (Jeremiah 29:11- “For I know the plans I have for you, declares the Lord. Plans to prosper you and not to harm you. Plans to give you a hope and a future.”). He set you apart before you were born. So even when you feel like you missed something and you are totally unsure of what to choose or what is the right path dive into God’s word and look for an answer, He will reveal it to you. Hebrews 13:5- “For God has said, ‘I will never leave you; I will never abandon you.’” Read it, zoom in on the true meaning of it and then read it again! Be open to hear from Him.