At some point or another in this thing called life we will come to crossroads in whee we will have to make some crucial decisions. In those crossroad moments we will have to make a decision to choose to stay on the road we are currently traveling or choose a different road to travel.
It is not a question of if we will ever come to a crossroad in our life, but when we do come to one what decision will we make? Coming to or facing our crossroads in life is a wonderful thing, though can be painful, but it is one that is good and necessary for God’s people. Crossroads are design for mankind to examine their own hearts and choose a path they want to travel.
When God created mankind, He created mankind with the ability to choose. Man was given the choice between two trees (good and evil) in the Garden of Eden, (Genesis 2:16-18) which represents two ways. Man could choose God’s way (good, fulfillment, joy, peace) or he could go his own way (evil, destruction, thistle, thorns). When we choose to follow God’s way we choose to be in union with the tree of life, fulfillment, and thus develop spiritually, but when we choose to follow our own way by eating of the tree of the knowledge of good and evil, one choose the development of their own soul powers, independent of God and God’s covering and protection.
Either way the decision can only be made by that individual. God has given us a formula or away to return to him if we choose to do so. In the book of Joel 2:13, the word of God declares “And rend your heart and not your garments ” Now return to the LORD your God, For He is gracious and compassionate, Slow to anger, abounding in lovingkindness And relenting of evil.” At this pivotal moment of self-evaluation we can turn to or from God.
In order for one to turn from their own personal crossroad to the the crossroad that God has prepared and chosen for them they must first confess, acknowledge, or admit they are not on the path that God has chosen for them (Proverbs 3:5-6; 1 John 1:9-10).
Turning to God
The biblical meaning has nothing to do what the one doing the repairing, mending, etc…it simply offers a chance for one to come back to God. The one who responds to (shuv restoration) is the one who is ready for “change,” that is ready to commit and turn from their evil ways.
Only the Lord can reclaim, and restore us to a place of wholeness.
Are you ready to change your path?