Some of you have written me over the past few months wondering if you should get into trucking. Many of you have been layed off and unemployed for a number of months and are feeling in a kind of limbo and even desperate. I know the feeling. Although I can’t tell you whether or not you should be a truck driver, I can offer some general principles about how God sometimes directs us into a direction He wants us to go. Please read the following prayerfully and may God lead you into an understanding of what He wants you to do.

Here are three verses to start with:

Whatever your hand finds to do, do it with all your might, -Ecclesiastes 9:10

“To the angel of the church in Philadelphia write: These are the words of him who is holy and true, who holds the key of David. What he opens no one can shut, and what he shuts no one can open. I know your deeds. See, I have placed before you an open door that no one can shut. -Rev. 3:7,8

If any of you lacks wisdom, he should ask God, who gives generously to all without finding fault, and it will be given to him. -James 1:5

Start by asking God for wisdom to make the right decision. Then pray that He will open the door He wants you to go through and close the ones He doesn’t want you to go through. Then launch out in faith. It is true that sometimes God wants you to wait until He directs into a certain path. But there is also the problem of “paralysis by analysis”. That means some people never do anything because they are always over-analyzing the options. God directs those who are moving in a some direction and corrects you if you are off course.

God could have led the Israelites on a more direct route from Egypt to the Promised Land, but He had reasons to led them in a round about way. If He opens up trucking to you, it may be because He wants you to learn something before He shows you the main job for your life. Then again trucking may be the main job. I have learned a lot about faith by being in trucking. It can be a hard lifestyle, but you can learn some things in it regarding your Christian walk which you can learn in no other occupation. If He doesn’t want you in it, He will close the door at the proper time.

May God direct you into the course He has for you to travel.