Acts 1: 23-26 And they proposed two: Joseph called Barsabas, who was surnamed Justus, and Matthias. And they prayed and said, “You, O Lord, who know the hearts of all, show which of these two You have chosen to take part in this ministry and apostleship from which Judas by transgression fell, that he might go to his own place.” And they cast their lots, and the lot fell on Matthias. And he was numbered with the eleven apostles. Sometimes we will never know if our actions were what God really wanted us to do. Many times we go along with a plan that we think is God’s will, but we aren’t always certain. Obviously, there are many paths that God will allow us to go down, and more than one is probably acceptable, but there is only one path that is God’s perfect will for us. Finding His perfect will for us can be tricky at times. Here we find Peter leading the disciples to choose a new disciple to replace Judas. They felt like there needed to be 12 disciples, and they needed to fill the void. They chose the best two men they had at the time, cast lots, and then they gave the position to Matthias. Was what they did wrong? Well, only God truly knows, but we do know a few things. We never do hear about this Matthias character again, though we don’t hear of many of the other disciples after this point. Was it God’s will to have waited? Not long after this event, God does raise up another man by the name of Paul. And Paul eventually refers to himself as an apostle. It is hard to always determine God’s perfect will for us, but sitting around and never acting would not be a good course of action either. Pray for God to continually keep you on His path. Seek Him for the big things and seek Him for the small.