Your Great Name!!!
Your Great Name!!!
“Trust in the Lord with all your heart; do not depend on your own understanding. Seek His will in all you do, and He will show you which path to take. ” Proverbs 3:5-6
We left the swimming pool layered with the smell of sweat and sunscreen. We were hot, tired, and hungry; adding to our misery was the afternoon traffic. But fortunately this queen of short cuts knew how to get home quickly.
Approaching the turning lane I noticed an orange road construction sign. The words ROAD CLOSED: NO THRU TRAFFIC shouted at me. After considering the warning I reasoned, “I can get through.” Can you guess what happened?
You are right. The road was closed and I did not get through. Frustrated, I turned around at the barricade. Through my huffing and puffing I heard the whisper, “Didn’t you sign the sign? The sign told you the road was closed.” This was not a good time for an I told you so from the Lord.
His point was not timely but well taken. He often gives me clear directions, an orange road sign so to speak, and I ignore them. My reasons vary and really aren’t important but the result is; disobedience puts distance between me and God.
God’s directions are not always clear. But there are times when He gives us clear instructions but we choose to follow our own understanding, like me and road closed sign.I knew what the sign said and I knew what the sign meant. However, my own understanding of the situation lied. My understanding said, “Sure you can make it through.”
Let’s close the gap of disobedience and lean on His understanding rather than our own. God will show us which path to take. When the orange sign is displayed saying ROAD CLOSED let’s stay the course He has set before us.
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