Tuesday, July 11

Guidance Needed!

Every day I live is a testament to the fact that I don't know what the heck I'm doing sometimes! Don't get me wrong -- I think I know... matter of fact, I'm usually convinced that I know what I'm doing... but, as I get further along, I find that I really didn't know. And the only way I end up doing the right thing, or making the right decision, at the right time, and in the right place, is because - at those times - I'm following the leading of Jesus.

However, for every time I've ended up at the wrong place, at the wrong time... I can trace my steps and find that - somewhere - I took a wrong turn: a blown opportunity to extend grace instead of anger; a rash decision to spend instead of save; a calculated choice to take a "second look" instead of turning away from temptation; a stubborn descent into bitterness instead of rising above whatever issue and showing forgiveness... Man, it's a wonder I'm not in Timbuktu by now!

But that's how life is: when we follow the leading and guidance of Jesus, we make the right turns and we end up... eventually... in the right place. It doesn't mean that the journey won't be difficult... it just means that - in all the difficulty - He knows where He's leading us, and He will get us there... if we let Him.

Or... we can follow our own map... and end up somewhere like Timbuktu... or Takoma Park (just kidding). ;-)

1 comment:

djchuang said...

following Jesus has sure been a wild adventure for me, not sure where I'm being led, and I'm sure glad God knows! :)