Wednesday, October 15, 2008

Where You Lead, I Shall Follow

You know, it's really, truly, all about surrender. For me, anyway. Surrendering my ways and following His. Surrendering my attempts to "control", picking up faith and trust, and stepping forward.

I've been taught to ask for guidance and to be still and listen for the answers. Sometimes that is easier to do than others. Sometimes, I fear that when I ask for direction, I'll be told to veer left or right of where I think we're heading. When that happens, my plans change - and I'm not such a big fan of change.

These days, I'm beginning to feel the gentle nudge to move forward. At the present time, I don't know where the path is heading. I don't even know that there is a path. All I know is that there is a nudge - and questions arising that I am sure will be answered in due time.

It's hard for me not to know the answers - to know the "plan". But, with each nudge comes a deepening understanding that is OK - and often best! - that I don't know the destination at the get-go. So long as I keep putting one foot in front of the other, on the journey that is being laid before me - so long as I follow where He leads - I will get there. In the right way, in the right time. I don't need to fully understand. I do need to quit fighting and fully obey.

May I keep my feet in Your light and walking forward on the path that You have set before me.

Psalm 119:105
"Thy Word is a lamp unto my feet, and a light unto my path."

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