And He Shall Direct Your Paths…

Yesterday my friend and business mentor invited me to join her as a guest at the Tuesday session of her school of ministry class.  I did.  Boy was I in for an eye-opening experience. Shortly after class began, we were paired into twos.  Our assignment was for one student to close his/her eyes and walk around the building while listening to the verbal commands of the student whose eyes remained opened. Needless to say, this was a challenging exercise for me on a lot of levels.  First, I am way too analytical for my own good.  I need to know how and why things work.  I’ve found however that this little personality trait does me no good when it comes to kingdom business.  Statistics, analytics, or even real-time facts are no match for the Truth.  The Word of God trumps all of that, every time.

So, with my eyes closed I started around the building guided only by the verbal commands of my friend.  While I took slow, teeny, tiny steps to complete this assignment, I trusted that my guide would lead me safely to my destination and not into a brick wall.  At times,  I felt a rush of uncertainty.   How much further do I have to go, I  wondered.  I’ll admit that I even peeked a few times, opening my eyes, albeit briefly, to see EXACTLY where I was.

Our reliance on the Holy Spirit to guide us through life is very much like this exercise. We must trust that He knows what’s ahead and that He will guide us to safety every time.  As a child of God, you can be assured of this promise just as it says in Psalm 32:8, “I will instruct thee and teach thee in the way which though shalt go: I will guide thee with mine eye.”

Like me, you may be a work in progress. I’ve been serving God most of my life and I’ve met very few people who don’t struggle in this area from time to time.  Regardless of your status, you can take comfort in the truth that God always sees, knows and hears what we cannot.  Trust.

Mediate on this: “Trust in the Lord with all your heart, and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways acknowledge Him and He shall direct your paths.” — Proverbs 3:5-6