In life there are many different directions we can take. There are two main paths, but the focus is to stay on the higher road. Sometimes this isnt always the easiest or more popular choice but through misdirections I have come to realize its those times you must stop at the fork and ask God for His guidance.
This may not make a lot of sense but in my mind I see God as my GPS of life. He has a path set out for me.. A pure and perfect path (Jeremiah 29:11) yet how many times have I gone off route? Constantly He is having to (lovingly) look down on me and say “re-routing” Does he get mad and give up? He has never just turned off from me. No, He keeps guiding me. Even though my stubbornness has caused Him to revise His perfect path for me He patiently reroutes the route to make sure I have a safe journey Home, where I know He is waiting for me, His child.
I know this climb gets steep in certain places and I know that it gets lonely. It may storm and cause some slippery patches (which I believe Satan blows to freeze over on those narrow paths) but despite its dangers and crazy drivers, God has his lifeline around me, a hedge of protection. The goal is to stay focus on the path to get us to where we are going.
“I consider that our present sufferings are not worth comparing with the glory that will be revealed in us. 19 For the creation waits in eager expectation for the children of God to be revealed. 20 For the creation was subjected to frustration, not by its own choice, but by the will of the one who subjected it, in hope 21 that[a] the creation itself will be liberated from its bondage to decay and brought into the freedom and glory of the children of God.
22 We know that the whole creation has been groaning as in the pains of childbirth right up to the present time. 23 Not only so, but we ourselves, who have the firstfruits of the Spirit, groan inwardly as we wait eagerly for our adoption to sonship, the redemption of our bodies. 24 For in this hope we were saved. But hope that is seen is no hope at all. Who hopes for what they already have? 25 But if we hope for what we do not yet have, we wait for it patiently.
26 In the same way, the Spirit helps us in our weakness. We do not know what we ought to pray for, but the Spirit himself intercedes for us through wordless groans. 27And he who searches our hearts knows the mind of the Spirit, because the Spirit intercedes for God’s people in accordance with the will of God.” Romans 8:18-27
Praying for ears to hear and hearts to listen to the path Christ has set before us all so we can make it home in peace.