My thoughts were driven to one of my favourite verses in The Bible.
Here it is:
Your own ears will hear him.
Right behind you a voice will say, “This is the way you should go,” whether to the right or to the left (Isaiah 30:21).
I actually had to read the whole chapter. The initial part of Isaiah 30 focused on the rebellious ones, who refused instruction from God. However, I’ll be writing about that in another article. Back to the latter part of that chapter, it is highly fascinating to see the dividends of allowing God to direct us.
The first thing of note here is the fact that it is ‘you’ that will hear God’s voice. God is always ready to listen to those who wait on Him for direction. God can talk to you directly. You don’t need an intermediary to pass messages from God to you. You should simply work at getting your hearing sharpened so you can hear God speak to you.
Jesus, The Good Shepherd says in John 10:3b-5, “He calls his own sheep by name and leads them out. After he has gathered his own flock, he walks ahead of them, and they follow him because they know his voice.
They won’t follow a stranger; they will run from him because they don’t know his voice.”
The question now is, “Is The Lord Jesus your shepherd?” Have you accepted Jesus as your Lord and saviour? I extend the invitation to make Jesus your Lord to you today. Jesus will never leave His own without guide. He looks out for their good. He goes ahead of them. He clears the way before them so that they do not get stuck in any form of web.
If you follow God’s directions, God will make everything work well for you. He will water your seed. He leads to green pastures. He will crown your efforts with success. When you walk with The Lord, things fall in place for you. That is why someone who God instructs to take up a lesser paying job will live more comfortably than someone on a higher paying job who God did not ask to take up that employment. Or a lady who married a man that has virtually no money, at God’s command, will radiate God’s glory in her marriage as against another who married a man just because he is rich.
In short, God makes the difference. Allowing God lead you makes life liveable. I chose to use that expression because the fact that God is leading you does not mean that you will not encounter challenges along that God chosen path. It only says that since God is leading, He already knows where the potholes are. That way, He will help you leap at the points you should. He’ll tell you when to bend or run on that road.
There is no better director anywhere. You can not direct yourself successfully. Neither can any other human being. Human beings are prone to colour blindness. The grass you are seeing to be green might just be brown. God sees into the future. He sees perfectly. He knows the path that suits you.
Trust in The Lord with all your heart. Lean not on your own understanding. Acknowledge Him in all your ways. Let Him direct you.
~OMOSEBI Mary Omolola