The Lord says, “I will guide you along the best pathway for your life. I will advise you and watch over you.” – Psalms 32:8 NLT (http://bible.com/116/psa.32.8.NLT)
Okay, God, not to be irreverent or disrespectful, but I would LOVE to have a clearer picture of my path. A fax or an email, a letter, or a tweet…. even sky-writing would help! I wonder how many other people feel like they can’t see the path God has laid out for them. Should it be that difficult, really? I look at people like Mother Teresa, Billy Graham, and Florence Nightingale. It appears that they were called early in their lives for a particular purpose, and they heard the call; they listened and responded. So many of us have heard God calling early in our lives and blew Him off so that we could do our own thing. (Yes, I am talking to myself 😕 )
So now, wherever we are in our lives, we need to untangle the world messages from the God message, and that can be a daunting task! Years ago, my Dad wrote a poem for me, untitled:
“Life isn’t an easy road,
Never was, said the fly to the toad.
Seems like you’re always hopping around,
Never really getting your feet on the ground!
For instance, we flies are a delectable dish
But harder to catch than a slippery fish.
Frustrating to you, Mr. Toad, I know,
But to me, it isn’t the best way to go.
The wise frog, overhearing the two,
Sat very still, thinking it through.
Speaking from years of experience in life,
He sagely gave these words of advice:
Hopping about, never settling down,
Is one sure way to live life with a frown.
Rather, set your goal and patiently work,
And a smile will be yours instead of a smirk.
The same is true of the human race,
You see so much unhappiness on everyone’s face.
Instead of accepting God’s most precious gift,
We hop to and fro seeking a lift.
Jesus said, “I am the Way, the Truth, and the Life”,
Accept Him today and end all your strife.”
– Bill Henry
I still don’t know what, exactly, God has in mind for me, but I am learning to be still and trust Him, knowing He is in control. Are YOU there, yet?