A little boy was hanging onto the leash of a large dog with all of his strength. An amused observer asked, “Where are you taking your dog?”
“Well,” he replied, “first I want to see where he’s going. Then I’ll take him there as long as I can hold on to his leash.”
Often we chose to go in a certain direction and try to force God to come with us. We have a goal in mind, a destination in sight or a course charted for our lives. We try to push God into the gaps or squeeze Him into the corners.
However, we were created to be God-led. There are times when God leads us by pulling us along His paths and it seems as though He is working against our interests. There are also times when God works behind the scenes to accomplish His purpose in our lives. But the best times are those times when we go to Him in faith, believing that we need His guidance before taking the first step.
Someone once said, “Go slow to go fast.” If we patiently wait upon God in prayer and search His Word for direction we will feel the leading of His Spirit and know where He wants us to go.
Prayer: Help us, Lord, to live a life of faith that we express through prayers, patience, obedience and trust. In Jesus’ Name, Amen.
Scripture for Today: Genesis 24:27 & 48 And I bowed my head and worshiped the Lord, and blessed the Lord God of my master Abraham, who had led me in the way of truth to take the daughter of my master’s brother for his son.