A MAN’S STEPS ARE DIRECTED BY THE LORD. HOW THEN CAN ANYONE UNDERSTAND HIS OWN WAY?
I ask God many questions, every day, so I might understand the way I should go. God does not necessarily tell me the whole plan for my life, but many of those questions He answers! I have filled many pages with the moment-by-moment instructions I have received from God…with His directions for my life…with His guidelines that show me the way I should go.
But, it was not always like this in my life. First, I had to learn to recognize God’s Voice when He speaks to me, personally. I had to develop an ear to listen. I had to learn to sift through all the thoughts in my mind and find the ones that are from God. I had to remember to come to Him when I felt all dried up inside to ask for a drink of water.
THE LORD WILL GUIDE YOU CONTINUALLY, GIVING YOU WATER WHEN YOU ARE DRY AND RESTORING YOUR STRENGTH. YOU WILL BE LIKE A WELL-WATERED GARDEN, LIKE AN EVER-FLOWING SPRING
God might not tell you everything He is doing with your life, but know that the Perfect Father guides you with His eye, continuously. He wants to give you water when you are dry and restore your strength when you are weak. But, you need to develop an ear to listen and hear His Voice. You need to learn to analyze your thoughts and seek the ones that are from God. You need to remember to come to Him when you are dried up to ask for a drink of water.
I WILL INSTRUCT YOU AND TEACH YOU IN THE WAY YOU SHOULD GO; I WILL GUIDE YOU WITH MY EYE
Did you know that your steps are directed by the Perfect Father, who instructs you and teaches you, daily, in the way you should go? Do you have a close enough relationship with Him to hear His moment-by-moment instructions? Are you tuned in enough to receive the water He offers you when you are dry?
Be comforted by the knowledge that God is perfect. He does not make mistakes. He finishes what He has started. He has all the steps of your journey under control, from the beginning to the end. What’s more, He wants to show you what He is doing in your life. Will you let Him? Will you listen? Will you obey?
PRAYER: Thank you, Perfect Father, that You guide me with Your eye that sees the past, the present, and the future, at the same time. May I choose to follow You, instead of choosing my own way. May I always obey, while You lead the way.
Maintain an Awareness
It is very important that you understand that it is not so much what happened to you during your childhood that affected you the most, BUT WHAT YOU CAME TO BELIEVE ABOUT YOUR SELF, OTHERS, AND GOD, IN RESPONSE TO THE CIRCUMSTANCES (facts) of your childhood life.