The sooner we learn to follow God’s Light, the sooner we can get off the crazy-go-round. I don’t know why we think we can get along fine without the Holy Spirit’s directions. How much time do we waste before we, by faith, follow God’s infinite wisdom?
Whether you turn to the right or to the left, your ears will hear a voice behind you, saying, “This is the way; walk in it” (Isaiah 30:21, NIV).
One day I asked a friend for directions to a reservoir. I followed his detailed instructions until he told me to make a right turn at a particular light. I (who didn’t have a clue how to get there) told him I should make a left turn instead of a right. His reply:
Go ahead; turn left.
That response can preach. When we operate outside of God’s directions, we are trading His perfect sovereign will for His permissive will, allowing whatever consequences are in store to happen. It’s easy to get the two wills confused when we don’t know the attributes of God’s character, when we don’t read and study His Word, when we don’t spend daily one-on-one time listening to His specific directions for our lives, and when we allow our stubbornness to rule.
Don’t overthink it.
Trust in the Lord with all thine heart; and lean not unto thine own understanding. 6 In all thy ways acknowledge him, and he shall direct thy paths (Proverbs 3:5-6).
The devil wants to keep us on his crazy-go-round until we have no idea where we’re going or what we’re doing. He knows the more confusion he throws our way, the easier it is to be misled, questioning our faith in the Spirit’s directions.
We should view confusion like a neon sign flashing in the darkness. When we see the first flash, STOP—and remember God is not of disorder but peace. (See 1 Corinthians 14:33.)
God knows which:
- doctor to go to,
- realtor to trust,
- contract to sign.
Answers to questions like those are not found on the devil’s crazy-go-round. Go somewhere and seek the Holy Spirit’s guidance. He’s the Comforter (Counselor, Helper, Advocate, Intercessor, Strengthener, Standby). If All that He is can’t help you, then you can’t be helped. (See John 16:7, AMP.)
I’m so determined to stay off the crazy-go-round that throughout my day, I periodically ask the Holy Spirit: Is this what I should be doing right now with my time? Or if I’m feeling in a slump, I’ll ask Him, what should I do to lift my spirit?
If you are on the crazy-go-round, get off—seek God’s directions.
Follow the Light!
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