I hear the Lord saying, “I will stay close to you, instructing and guiding you along the pathway for your life. I will advise you along the way and lead you forth with my eyes as your guide. So don’t make it difficult; don’t be stubborn when I take you where you’ve not been before. Don’t make me tug you and pull you along. Just come with me!” Psalm 32:8-9 TPT
We recently decided to begin looking for a home to purchase, so the first thing I do when I get in my car is to add the address of the house we’re going to see into my maps so that I can get directions on how to get there. Immediately the voice of my GPS lady comes on to tell me which way to turn until finally I hear her say, “You’ve arrived!”
When I read this verse this morning, I thought about that. God directs me along my pathway for life. Even in the turns, the unknowns, the traffic and detours, He sees and knows the best way to get me where I need to be to do what I need to do in order to go where I need to go.
Just as there are times when I realize where I am and think, “I know a faster way!” So I veer off the GPS way and hear her say, “Take a U-turn,” so it is with God. He has a better plan, maybe not as easy or comfortable, perhaps it will take longer to get there, but this is a journey, a journey with and for Him.
So that last part, “don’t be stubborn when I take you where you’ve not been before. Don’t make me tug you and pull you along. Just come with me!” Yeah, that’s seriously for me! I’m not going to tell you it’s been an easy road to travel because it’s not been. I’ve gone through some things I wouldn’t wish on my worst enemy, but it’s still a road I will gladly travel with God guiding me to my final destination.
When you become dependent on Gods voice leading and directing you and your confidence in Him grows, it becomes second nature to follow His lead. You just know that He’s always got your best interests in mind. You just know that when you finally reach your destination, it will include all the things you’ve secretly asked Him for. He loves to give good gifts to His children, but He also loves you lavishly.
Today as I get in my car, I will ask Your directions because that is where I truly want to go. I don’t want my way, I want Your way. When I hesitate or become fearful of the unknown, help me to lean and rely on You so that You don’t have to tug and pull me along to my destiny. It’s in Jesus’ name I pray, Amen.