In His steps
Teach me Your way, O Lord, and lead me in a level path...I would have despaired unless I had believed that I would see the goodness of the Lord In the land of the living. Wait for the Lord; Be strong and let your heart take courage. Yes, wait for the Lord. Psalm 27:11, 13-14
The key to becoming a maturing child of God and succeed in the path He had set before you is by faithfully following Him. God is the Leader. As a child of God, you must have the confidence that you know and understand how God leads. There will be times that you will get tempted to take a shortcut so you could reach your destination immediately. When this happens, your tendency is to take matters in your hand. God promised that He will always be with His children even in the toughest terrains of life. You will discover that nothing is satisfying than to know that you are following in His steps. From the text, David expressed his reliance upon God. He is familiar with such experience because of what happened in his life. In 1 Samuel, David found himself on the run after he defeated Goliath. King Saul felt that David was after his kingdom that he pursued him so he could kill him. In spite of the prophecy that Samuel provided to David that he will succeed King Saul (1 Samuel 16:12-13), when his assistant Abishai told him that there was an opportunity to take down King Saul, David told him not to pursue with the plan, instead to wait on the Lord. He could have ended running away from King Saul, but he would rather wait for God’s timing. He refused to give in to his own personal desires thus giving up his integrity. For a follower of God, there should not be a struggle accomplishing His will. Yet, there are times you find yourself struggling because you let pride overcome you. Instead of relying on His directions, you take matters in your hand. God wants you to follow His leading in your life. When you let Him lead you in the details of your life, the events that seemed to be fuzzy and the path that appears to be just like a maze, become clear because He provides you His perspective. “I am the vine; you are the branches. Those who remain in me, and I in them, will produce much fruit. For apart from me you can do nothing” (John 15:5).