Divine GPS

[By Rabbi Yonah] —

Sometimes we hit a roadblock. We just don’t know which way to go.

I was called a few times this week with people facing huge, life-changing decisions. Life presented two paths and these paths lead in very different directions. They called me to ask “Rabbi, which path do I take?”

I often find myself facing such decisions and they don’t have to be life altering to be difficult to make. I speak to a trusted mentor, I speak with best friends, my mom, and maybe my magic lucky eight-ball J. But I am still stuck, I really don’t know which way to go!

In this week’s Torah portion, we learn one way to cope with these difficult situations, these huge questions.

We read this week, “Any matter that is difficult for you, bring it to me and I will hear it.” While Moses is speaking about himself, the Baal Shem Tov teaches us that Moses is also speaking for God.

When I am faced with a difficult choice and I don’t know which way to go, God says, “Bring the question to me. I can help you remove your personal bias, check if your motives are pure, and then help give you the understanding to know how to act.”

When I open my heart, really asking God for what is the way that I should proceed, God helps me to understand which way to go.

So if you hit a roadblock, consider using Divine GPS and see where you go.

Peace and Blessings, and Shabbat Shalom

Rabbi Yonah

(Notes: Thanks to SfasEmesBlog.blogspot.com)