Adrian Peterson is one of the best running backs to ever play in the NFL, but his time with the Minnesota Vikings has come to an end. He has signed with the New Orleans Saints to become another member of their backfield. 

Although hard to predict how much Peterson will contribute at this stage in his career, I do think he’ll have an impact on their offense and take some pressure off of Drew Brees.

There are always many factors a free agent must consider when switching teams. As one of the last big name free agents to sign a new deal, I appreciate the response Peterson gave about his decision-making process:

“Most importantly, I chose this team because it just felt right within my spirit. Additionally, my wife and family added their confirmation with the same feelings.”

Of course, a player wants to sign with a team that has a good quarterback and a likeable coach, but ultimately, feeling right in his spirit is very important. 

As followers of Jesus, we’ve been given God’s Holy Spirit to lead and guide us. The more we submit to His promptings, the more familiar and comfortable we become with knowing the difference between our own ideas and God’s will.

If we continue to yield to the Lord’s guidance, study His word, and seek Him in prayer, we will know the right decisions we must make.

By walking closely with the Lord, we can confidently trust our choices when they feel “right within our spirit” because we’re trusting God’s Spirit within us.

On the contrary, when we move forward without that peace, we can find ourselves in unnecessary or problematic situations.

Thankfully, we can cling to what the Lord promises us in Psalm 32:8 (NLT): “I will guide you along the best pathway for your life. I will advise you and watch over you.”

One thing we know to be true each day, is having to face decisions. Sometimes they are major and other times they are minor, but either way, let’s pursue God’s will and the Spirit He’s given us, so we can continuously say, “It just felt right within my spirit.”

I’m Bryce Johnson and you can unpack that! 

PRAYER: Heavenly Father, I’m thankful I can rely on You to make wise and Spirit-led decisions in my life. I pray I would walk in Your ways and yield to the Spirit’s promptings. I pray that Your will would be done in my life. In Jesus’ name I pray, Amen.