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Genesis 31: Students

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Listening for God's Guidance

Genesis 31:3 (New Living Translation): "Then the LORD said to Jacob, 'Return to the land of your fathers and to your family, and I will be with you.'"

Between juggling schoolwork, family expectations, and friendships, life can sometimes feel like you're caught in a whirlwind of decisions and obligations. You may often ask yourself, "What should I do?" or "Where should I go?" Jacob found himself in a similar situation in Genesis 31.

After years of service under his uncle Laban, a strained relationship had formed. But amid this conflict and confusion, God's voice emerged, guiding Jacob back to his homeland.

Jacob's story shows us that God provides guidance when our path seems uncertain, just as He directed Jacob when he was at a crossroads. Sometimes, God's direction might involve returning to something familiar, like Jacob returning to his homeland, or it might involve stepping into something new. The key is to listen and seek His guidance in all we do.

Remember, even in moments of uncertainty and stress, God is speaking to you and guiding you just as He guided Jacob.

Pause & Pray:

1. Ask God to make His guidance clear in your life as you make decisions big and small.
2. Pray for the discernment to recognize God's voice amid the noise of life's challenges.
3. Request strength and courage from God to follow His guidance, even when the path seems uncertain.

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