This is our B moment. Our moment to be still…to be fed by the Word of God…to be grateful.
Scripture reference: Proverbs 16:9 (ESV)
Today, I am reminding us to trust God’s indirect path.
Recently, we’ve been talking about what it feels like to be in a new season and how we need to keep our expectations high. Personally, I’ve also often struggled with what I want in a new season. I sometimes feel like something is missing or I’m not being as useful as I could be.
However, once things become clear to me, I have an expectation that my path in the new season will be direct. In other words, the biggest issue for me is figuring out the right path, but once I have it all figured out, I expect my path to take me directly from point A to point B. I have learned though, that when God is guiding you, His path is rarely direct.
When I turn to the Scriptures, I think about when the Israelites fled Egypt after being enslaved for more than 400 years. God guided them out of Egypt, but He didn’t take them on a logical path from point A to point B.
Instead, He led them on a more scenic route that took them right between the wilderness and the Red Sea. Then, just when it seemed as though they had nowhere else to go, God instructed Moses to hold his staff over the Red Sea, and a path opened up for the Israelites.
Through this story, we see that God’s path for us appears to zigzag sometimes, seemingly without reason. Yet this is only so that His awesome power is revealed in our lives in the end. Let us remember this by reflecting on these words: “The heart of man plans his way, but the Lord establishes his steps.” Proverbs 16:9 (ESV)
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So today, trust your indirect path.