Finding the Path

Author: Bill Wynne
Week of October 3-9, 2021
As Christians there are many reasons to find joy in our lives. Near the top of the list of “joy producers” is the fact that we are never lost.  Being lost is a fearful thing but we should never fear as God is with us always and He knows the best path.  If we trust Him, we will know where to go:

Psalm 143:8 (KJV)
Cause me to hear thy lovingkindness in the morning; for in thee do I trust: cause me to know the way wherein I should walk; for I lift up my soul unto thee.
God’s Word lights our path so we won’t stumble in the darkness of our limited understanding of the events and circumstances of our life:

Psalm 119:105 (KJV)
Thy word [is] a lamp unto my feet, and a light unto my path.

Being lost has two aspects, knowing where we are, our location and knowing what direction to go. God answers both questions, we know our position in Christ is secure and that He has us exactly where He wants us.  He also gives us the direction in which to move out providing not just a direction but a light which illuminates our pathway.  If we are trusting the Lord and reading our Bibles, we should never stumble in the dark fearful of where we are or feel a lack of direction in life. One of the most rewarding aspects of life is to have a roadmap where we know the path down which to travel, and stridently with confidence pass down that path.  As a guy, I always prefer to view the map on where I’m going to go before, I start the car. There’s something about the accomplishing the travel according to the map’s plan, knowing where you are going before you proceed.  God has lays out the plan for each one of us as we seek the Holy Spirit to show us the map and guide us for each step. What freedom and joy there is in knowing that God has a specific plan for our life, and He knows how to bless us better than we do!

If you look back on your life, fulfillment and peace come from those times when you set a goal and attained it. Whether it be a better relationship with your spouse, develop a discipline to read your Bible every day or even a career objective. By setting a goal and “running” toward it we establish purpose in our travel through life.  Some call this a purpose driven life, this is one of the steps to a fulfilled life but only one out of four.  We need to also know where we came from, our purpose and how to find meaning in its pursuit and ultimately where we are going.  

If we align our goals with God’s purposes and direction for our life we will never be lost or without direction or purpose. This discovery of God’s purpose for our life is one important aspect of our worldview which provides stability and unwavering principles to anchor our life.

Not only does God provide the specific path for our life, but He has also given us a glimpse into His plan for all the future and eternity and how we fit. What a joy to know that the map for your life is already laid out for all of eternity, we need not fear.  Indeed, God knows the best pathway for you to follow. Our only requirement is to trust Him, learn from His Word, and be obedient to His plan and purpose for our life.

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