Daily Archives: January 18, 2012
It was raining and dark, not the best of conditions, as I drove back from dropping off a friend at the airport. Visibility was not great and coupled with my mature night vision it required a lot of effort. It can be stressful as other cars are wheezing by, or riding so close because they were clueless about what I was contending with at that moment. They didn’t understand that the faster I would go the more impaired my distant vision became and the likelihood I would become overwhelmed would increased causing me to slow down even more.
Needless to say, I did what I knew to do which was to pray. In an instance, I recalled what my one of sisters had told me. “Get behind a truck and coast behind it.” That is what I did. In the assurance of the remembrance, I was also directed which truck to get behind. There were myriad trucks out there and I could have gotten behind one that was racing down the freeway like a crazed maniac. But, I was guided to follow this one truck and in the quietness of God’s assurance, I knew that this truck would be the one to take me to a place of comfort.
My apprehensiveness subsided as I focused my eyes on the back of that truck and coasted down the freeway. He maintained a comfortable speed as he was unaware that he had cargo behind him. As I followed behind him my vantage point was limited because all I could see was the back of his truck.
As I followed closely behind him, the small still voice of God reassured me that this truck would take me straight to the point where I needed to turn off. Gradually I approached the turnoff point and maneuvered to get into the right lane. As soon as I was safely there, you guessed it, that truck eased right in front of me. We both turned off at the same point and approached a fork in the road where he went left and I went right. I never physically met the driver, but he guided me to a place of comfort and I could see my way clear. By that time, dawn was rearing its head just above the horizon.
There are situations in our lives when you can’t stop moving even in the midst of anxiety. You are not going to know everything, but you do have to trust that God does. In His infiniteness, He is safely guiding and orchestrating your every move. Yes, you are going to be afraid, but you can’t stop moving forward. Pray, seek God’s direction as I did and follow them closely.
Not only that, he will also connect you with someone who will help to move you further down your path. You may or may not know them, but trust God for those divine connections that propel you forward. Interestingly, as I road behind that truck my trip back was a lot easier and faster than my trip going out. There are times when you need someone else to propel you forward because they have the necessary information for your success.
Trusting in God requires blind faith. In essence, my vision was impaired. I was totally depended on the driver of the truck. You have to become so depended on God that you lose yourself as you seek and closely follow Him. Yes, especially in the curves of life and the darkest of circumstances.
Peace encapsulated me as I drove behind that truck. It is that same serenity of peace you must have in following God. He will not steer you wrong. He will not cause you to move so fast that you become overwhelmed. Yes, He does guide you at a steady pace on your road to success.
Trust in the LORD with all thine heart; and lean not unto thine own understanding. In all thy ways acknowledge him, and he shall direct thy paths. Prov 3:5-6 (KJV)
I have followed his footsteps closely. I have stayed on his path and did not turn from it. Job 23:11 (GW)
You make the path of life known to me. Complete joy is in your presence. Pleasures are by your side forever.Psalms 16:11 (GW)
Who, then, is this person that fears the Lord? He is the one whom the Lord will teach which path to choose. He will enjoy good things in life, and his descendants will inherit the land. The Lord advises those who fear him. He reveals to them the intent of his promise. Psalms 25:12-14 (GW)
Thy word is a lamp unto my feet, and a light unto my path. Psalms 119:105 (KJV)
Thou wilt shew me the path of life: in thy presence isfulness of joy; at thy right hand there are pleasures for evermore. Psalms 16:11 (KJV)
But the path of the just is as the shining light, that shineth more and more unto the perfect day. Prov 4:18 (KJV)
The steps of a good man are ordered by the LORD: and he delighteth in his way. Though he fall, he shall not be utterly cast down: for the LORD upholdeth him withhis hand. Psalms 37:23-24 (KJV)
I have taught you the way of wisdom. I have guided you along decent paths. Prov 4:11 (GW)
I will instruct thee and teach thee in the way which thou shalt go: I will guide thee with mine eye. Psalms 32:8 (KJV)
Fools wear themselves out with hard work, because they don’t even know the way to town. Eccl 10:15 (GW)
Commit thy way unto the LORD; trust also in him; and he shall bring it to pass. Psalms 37:5 (KJV)
Father, Sometimes it seems as though things are overwhelming and I don’t always know the right path to take. I peer ahead and I can only see the darkness of a horizon where things appear to be raging all around me. Please order my steps and provide a clear path for me. Open my ears to hear and follow Your divine instructions. Open my eyes so I can clearly see the path that You have orchestrated for me. Bless me to celebrate those divine connections You have created for my success. I may not be able to see clearly or understand everything, but I will not lean to my own understanding because You are directing my path as You lovingly guide me to a bright future paved with extraordinary success. Amen