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 by selfish desires. We try to push God into the gaps, squeeze Him into the corners, or pull Him in the direction we want to go.
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. Then, there are times when we do not realize that what is going on is in our best interests. But, the best times are those times when we go to Him in trust before beginning a journey, asking Him to guide us, guard us, and give us clear directions before taking the first step.
Someone once said, “Go slow to go fast.” If we patiently look for God, and then wait upon God in prayer, and search His Word for His directions, we will be able to sense His Spirit’s influence in our lives, and know where He wants us to go.
Prayer: Help us, Lord, to look to You before we begin any journey in life. May we look to You willingly for Your guidance and trust in You completely before we take life into our own hands. In Jesus’ Name, Amen.
Scripture For Today: Genesis 24:27 & 48 Praise the Lord, the God of my master, Abraham,” he said. “The Lord has shown unfailing love and faithfulness to my master, for he has led me straight to my master’s relatives.”