Friday, June 18, 2021

Follow His Path

Are you walking along a path that you did not choose? Who are you allowing to guide your steps?




Can I tell you a secret?



In my struggles, I either pull completely away from everyone (yes, even God) and everything. Or I try to fill my time with activity.



Because He is with me



I know that I need the Lord. I have been clinging on to Him through every step. I know that the only reason I am able to keep functioning is because He is with me.



So, I have been trying to fill my time with things that keep me busy. I have been working on a latch hook kit and I have a diamond painting kit. However, I have not stuck with those activities.



I am one that will put on Netflix or Hulu to escape from things. So now that I am struggling with sad times, I try to find something funny to watch. Just something that will make me laugh. More often than not, however, I watch shows that T and I used to watch together.



I am left wondering, though, how I am supposed to turn off all of the thoughts when they bombard me. When I am completely alone and need to focus on something, what am I called to do?



I think that is the real question, isn't it? What is my purpose now? What is it that I feel excited about?



I trust Him to guide my steps




I just feel like I am walking along a path that I did not and would not have chosen. This path hurts. I keep falling down. I keep disappointing everyone. This path is very scary, but I know it is the one that I am supposed to walk.







Even as I walk this hard, scary path, I know that there are lessons for me to learn. Each time that I fall down, there is a lesson. Yes, it hurts, but I will be a little more careful as I trust the Lord to guide my steps.



I am in the process of learning to surrender my will to the Lord's will. You know "let go and let God". 



1.  I am learning to let go of my thoughts and feelings and to focus more on Him. 
2. I am learning to let go of my steps to walk in His steps. 
3. I am learning to let go of my path and let Him be my Guide. 
4. I am learning to let go of my plans and to trust in His plans for my life. 
5. I am learning to let go of my will in order that His will might be done in my life.



Psalm 23:3-4 NLT 



He renews my strength. He guides me along right paths, bringing honor to his name. Even when I walk through the darkest valley, I will not be afraid, for you are close beside me. Your rod and your staff protect and comfort me.




Prayer: 



Father in heaven, You are my Fortress, my Rock, my Refuge (Psalm 18:2). Thank You for always being with me. Even when my path is hard and scary, I trust that You are there. Thank You for renewing my strength and guiding me along the right paths. Father, I will not fear, even though I walk through the darkest valley, because I know that You are close beside me. Thank You for the protection and the comfort that Your rod and Your staff bring to me (Psalm 23:3-4). In Jesus' name,  Amen.




Your turn: 



Are you walking along a path that you did not choose?
Who are you allowing to guide your steps?



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Blessings,










Leigha 

4 comments:

  1. Thank you so much for this needed post. I too can do the same: watch TV and try to keep busy and not want to go to the Lord right away. Thank you so much for sharing. I feel encouraged knowing he is with me! Thank you!

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    1. Nikki, thank you for your response. I am glad that you found encouragement.

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  2. I'm sorry you are going through a difficult time. I am blessed by your honest words of faith and trust as you walk a hard path with God.

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    1. Ginger, thank you for your encouraging response :) .

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