Short Thought continued.....
The Best Routes
For many weeks there have been road closures near to my home.
One major road has been completely closed off.
Road signs have been positioned to help navigate drivers along the best routes.
Country lanes have also been blocked off as these are considered unsafe diversion routes.
These road closures have caused frustration and
it has been interesting to see how people have responded.
One country lane had barriers and concrete blocks placed across it indicating:
‘No Entry’, for your own safety do not use this road as a cut through, it is risky and dangerous.
But some folks not wanting to adhere to the advice moved the barriers to gain access.
The safer way was an inconvenient longer route.
Someone (perhaps with a sense of humour!) decided to move road closure signs
to falsely create a roadblock across a country lane which could be used.
It all got rather confusing!!
Which routes could be used?
Which are safe and best?
Sometimes we try to use routes which Jesus has advised us not to go along.
We ignore or move the ‘No Entry’ signs and barriers to gain access.
Perhaps we think it is the shorter most direct way to
get to where He is directing us or where we want to go.
We don’t want to go the longer way. We don’t want to be inconvenienced.
Then if, or when, we encounter hazards or dangers we are perplexed as to
why the journey has been so risky or difficult.
Sometimes we falsely create roadblocks by putting up barriers.
We are reluctant to go along a route which Jesus is showing us is the right path.
Perhaps we are uncertain, scared, or stubborn and
simply do not want to go where Jesus is leading us.
Yet His instruction and guidance is for us to come with Him.
Thought: Where are you trying to go yet Jesus has advised you not to?
Where are you putting up barriers and are reluctant to go with Jesus?
Prayer: Jesus, please show me Your best routes and position clear signs to help navigate me
along Your pathways. May I come with You wherever You lead me. Amen.
‘Show me the right path, O Lord; point out the road for me to follow.
Lead me by your truth and teach me.’
(Psalm 25:4-5 NLT)
‘I hear the Lord saying, “I will stay close to you, instructing and guiding you along the pathway
for your life. I will advise you along the way and lead you forth with my eyes as your guide.
So don’t make it difficult; don’t be stubborn when I take you where you’ve not been before.
Don’t make me tug you and pull you along. Just come with me!”’
(Psalm 32:8-9 TPT)