Do you sometimes get confused like I do with life? What’s next…….am I doing the right thing……..am I behaving like a freak……was my last decision selfish…….do I give up my time and help others enough? So many questions and so few answers. Not even the most intelligent person could help you choose to do the right things in life. Sometimes I find myself asking how other people have done things I do better than I have. I am learning more and more just how stupid that is.
Steve Farrar (http://www.stevefarrar.com) shared a short lesson this in a recent devo. He shared how it took many people to blaze the trails in early America. The Appalachian Trail, The Oregon Trail. All weren’t made clear easily or by one person. Looking at the way other people have blazed their own trail will do nothing but allow you to either succeed just like they did or fail like they did. God wouldn’t have wasted His time on me if he just wanted to be glorified by one person’s trail.
Life is nothing but a trail. Some people could feel like they are off of their own trail, going backwards, or making progress more slowly than they wish they were. The end of the trail is what culture tells us to find. People go searching and instantly feel like a failure. Slow progress is something most of us don’t enjoy.
The answer God has been trying to teach us is that the pace of our progress isn’t what matters. Even if we’re headed backwards or have taken a rougher route than we should……the next checkpoint is found by following Christ. Checkpoints by following His guidance make life possible. This journey makes living the next day an adventure.
Is the trail of our lives marked by a set of nail-scarred footprints?
I have set the LORD always before me.
Because he is at my right hand, I will not be shaken.
Therefore my heart is glad and my tongue rejoices;
my body also will rest secure,
because you will not abandon me to the grave,
nor will you let your Holy One see decay.
You have made known to me the path of life;
you will fill me with joy in your presence,
with eternal pleasures at your right hand.