This is your B moment. Your moment to be still…to be fed by the Word of God…to be grateful.
Scripture reference: Proverbs 3:5-6 (ESV)
Today I am encouraging you to trust God’s indirect path.
Recently we’ve been talking about keeping our expectations high in 2021, even if the start of 2021 feels a lot like 2020. Sometimes at the beginning of a new year or a new season the biggest issue for me is determining which path to take.
However, once I choose a path, I expect my path to take me directly from point A to point B. When my path isn’t so straightforward, I can feel as though I chose the wrong path. Yet what I have learned over the years is 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. When God guided them out of Egypt, He didn’t take them on a logical path from point A to point B. Instead, He led them on a more scenic route.
This path took them right between the wilderness and the Red Sea. 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 to walk through on dry ground.
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 even more so in our lives. If the path you’re on seemed to zigzag in 2020 and is still zigzagging in 2021, remember these words: “Trust in the Lord with all your heart, and do not lean on your own understanding… and he will make straight your paths.” Proverbs 3:5-6 (ESV)
So today, trust your indirect path.