I moved halfway across the country because I thought I could get a good job and meet lots of new people, but it isn't working out. I know I made a wrong choice coming here, but now I'm afraid I'll just make another mistake if I go somewhere else. How can I know what's the right thing to do?


The most important advice I can give you is to seek God’s will for your future. He knows what’s best for you and He wants to lead you as you make these decisions. The Bible’s words are true: “As for God, his way is perfect; the word of the Lord is flawless” (Psalm 18:30).

How do you find God’s will when you face a decision? First, make sure of your relationship to Him. By nature, we are all separated from God because of our sins—but Christ came into the world to save us from our sins and bring us back to God. Have you trusted Him as your Lord and Saviour by inviting Him into your heart? Don’t let another day go by without Christ in your life.

Then ask God to guide you as you make this decision. God loves His children, and He wants to help us and guide us. Make this decision a matter of constant prayer, and ask God to make His way clear to you. In addition, seek the counsel of some godly people (perhaps in your church) who know you and can help you sort through your options.

God’s Word, the Bible, will also help you make decisions by teaching you what God considers important. The Bible tells us to “seek first his kingdom and his righteousness” (Matthew 6:33). Make this your goal, and God will direct your path.