So, why is it that we don't approach our walk with the LORD in the same way? Is it that I don't trust Him who directs my paths? If I am in the woods, and the path I have taken is too difficult, I can always turn around. but the path of life does not give us that indulgence. We follow HIM. We pass by the things of HIS choosing - climb the mountains and ford the streams along the way. In reality, the path is not turning. Perhaps we start looking at the obstacles along the way too much instead of keeping our sights on Him. Perhaps if we keep our eyes on Him, instead of those obstacles, we will begin to see the obstacles as points of grace & beauty.
Do we trust Him to get us from point A to point B? I mean - we do know the final destination right? Can we enjoy the sights along the way? Can we meander? According to Merriam-Websters, meander means:
to follow a winding or intricate course, to wander aimlessly or casually without urgent destination
and while I don't believe we should live life in an aimless manner, so many times we fail to see the beautiful sights along the way because of our 'urgent destination'. For me, that so often includes getting my to do list done, making dinner, on & on. And in truth, those things are NOT my destination at all. Instead, I am disciplining myself to wander with the Lord following the course He sets before me & letting my agenda go.
Show me your ways, LORD, teach me your paths.