3 Things To Do When You Aren’t Sure Which Direction To Go

confused woman

Are you at a really frustrating place in your life?

You want to move forward but you aren’t sure which direction to go? 

Yesterday you wanted to start a business and today you want to be in a leadership position in the corporate world. Three months ago you dreamed of building a home for teens and two weeks later you were thinking about starting an accounting firm.

You get the point; you can’t decide what to do. You’ve been going back and forth like this for years. The frustration builds and you don’t know what to do with your life.

When you’re not doing what God has put in your heart to do, you will always feel a sense of emptiness. God is not the author of confusion (1 Corinthians 14:33) so whenever there is confusion, it’s a sure sign that it’s time to pause and get God’s input on the situation.

God loves you and His will for your life is always good. A lack of peace and double-mindedness concerning what to do with your life is a sure indication that you are heading in a wrong direction. God is always trying to get you on the path He has for you and He is eager to share His plans with you.

For I know the plans that I have for you,’ declares the Lord, ‘plans for welfare and not for calamity to give you a future and a hope. (Jeremiah 29:11)

God desires for you to seek Him regarding His plan for your life. Staying in the land of confusion eventually leads to doubt, which leads to resignation and fear of stepping out and trying something different.

Here’s what to do to get on God’s path for your life:

Ask for wisdom.

In James 1:5-8 it says that if you need wisdom to ask God for wisdom, but ask in faith, and He’ll give you the wisdom you’re asking for. The key word here is to ask in faith. That means when you ask, know that God will give you an answer. When that answer comes, receive it, no second-guessing what you hear.

Write it down.

Much of the confusion that you feel regarding what to do with your life can be eliminated by writing down what God tells you to do. When doubt starts to creep in, refer to what you wrote and get back on God’s path for your life.

Do something.

Why ask for wisdom if you’re not going to take action? James 1:22 instructs us to be a doer, not just a hearer of the word. You won’t have clarity and peace about what to do in your life if you don’t act on the direction that He has given to you. God gives additional direction when you take action. You’re probably thinking, “But what God wants me to do is so ambitious, I don’t know which action to take.” Go back and read #1.

There’s no need to stay unsure about the direction to take in your life. God has a good plan for your life that He wants to share with you.

Ask Him which direction you should go, trust the response that He gives you, and take action right away. You won’t regret it.

Rochelle Inglis

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Rochelle Inglis is the Author of 'Get It Started Get It Done', a book about moving from inaction to action. Rochelle believes that nothing will change until you do.

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  1. Katherine Perkins

    May 5, 2017 at 12:51 pm

    Pray , pray and more prayer

  2. Nelo Akirika

    May 4, 2017 at 11:15 am


  3. Telly Manuel

    May 4, 2017 at 12:17 am

    Always ask God for direction…

  4. Regina Martinez

    May 3, 2017 at 11:03 pm

    Let go let God and confusion will go away

  5. Noelle Chavez

    May 3, 2017 at 9:00 pm

    Brielle Alderfer YOU TOLD ME THIS TOO!!!!!!!!!

    • Brielle Alderfer

      May 9, 2017 at 12:53 pm

      Hahahaha just truths I’ve learned 😌 I can’t take the credit for it :p

  6. Mary Catherine

    May 3, 2017 at 8:45 pm

    Or you join God in His decisions for your life

  7. Denia Lawrence

    May 3, 2017 at 8:27 pm

    Absolutely true

  8. Lu Nkosi

    May 3, 2017 at 7:08 pm

    Amen,thank u.

  9. Florence Philemon

    May 3, 2017 at 4:24 pm

    Yesssssssssdd o

  10. Beverley Van De Venter

    May 3, 2017 at 12:53 pm

    So tru Amen to that

  11. Christi Smith-Griffith

    May 3, 2017 at 11:41 am

    Caleb Mcknight

  12. Bev Escott

    May 3, 2017 at 7:46 am

    Chloe Escott

  13. Carolyn Gordon Spells

    May 3, 2017 at 7:14 am

    Did this two days in a row. Gave it to him. My Best Days Really !

  14. Rebecca Burgess

    May 3, 2017 at 5:42 am

    Gods word has the answer.

    • Fedd Scott

      May 3, 2017 at 6:24 am

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    • Rebecca Burgess

      May 3, 2017 at 6:27 am

      Ok. I like your honesty. Sent you a friend request.

  15. Elizabeth Ssenkaayi

    May 3, 2017 at 5:36 am

    Thank youvLord

  16. Blessing Bisola Awogbami

    May 3, 2017 at 5:12 am

    Am cleared

  17. Fredricka Wright

    May 3, 2017 at 5:02 am

    Amen. There is no confusion when you put God in everything. He gives you peace.

  18. Helen Penner

    May 3, 2017 at 4:18 am

    Always a good reminder!

  19. Helen Penner

    May 3, 2017 at 4:17 am


  20. Bernice Jones

    May 3, 2017 at 2:54 am

    At the most beautiful place, God’s chosen people offer up their sweetest praise with songs and dances. Guided by the only true God personally, they will overcome all the forces of darkness!

  21. Mocha Williams

    May 3, 2017 at 1:46 am


  22. Ellah Reu Cabaya

    May 3, 2017 at 1:10 am

    Very helpful!..thank you

  23. Terry Daley

    May 3, 2017 at 1:10 am


  24. Baby Taecyeon

    May 3, 2017 at 12:59 am

    So timely.. Im so confused.. Lord please Guide me in everything I do.

  25. Ida Ashton

    May 3, 2017 at 12:58 am


  26. Brenda Uribe

    May 3, 2017 at 12:54 am


  27. Wilson Kainga

    May 3, 2017 at 12:54 am


  28. Wilhelmina Blue

    May 3, 2017 at 12:54 am

    Amen!! I know this from experience.

  29. Angelica Cartagena

    May 3, 2017 at 12:46 am

    I needed this so much ❤

  30. Shang Cañedo

    May 3, 2017 at 12:43 am

    Theresse Jimenez Pregon

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