I am not superstitious by nature, but I do pay attention to circumstances. I have also collected superstitions from the region of the country where I live.
Some people make their daily decisions based on “signs.” I caught a falling leaf, so I will be getting a letter in the mail today. A bird got in the house and that is a sure sign that someone in our family is going to die. The wooly worms are black, therefore we can expect a hard winter.
Some Christians run their life the same way. They are constantly looking for signs from God about the petty little decisions they have to make every day like what to wear, or whether to go to the grocery store or not. Should I turn left at this corner or go right?
Life can be very confusing. Even when we want to do the right thing or go in the right direction, we may be getting mixed signals and remain uncertain.
I don’t think God wants us to deal with life by constantly looking for signs or trying to spiritualize every little thing. I think He wants us to know Him well enough and have a sound relationship with Him to the point that He is directing our paths, even when we don’t realize it step by step.
We humans tend to think that it is all up to us, to our intellect, to our logic, or to our ability to see signs from God. The truth is, God wants to communicate with us and He is perfectly willing and able to give us clear direction about our decisions and directions for the future – whether He reveals Himself to us through the Bible, speaks peace to our hearts in the right decision, speaks through other people, or actually speaks to us in one way or another.
“In all thy ways acknowledge Him, and He will direct your paths.” – Proverbs 3:6