Who Is Your Guide?

Psalm 25:5 - Guide me in your truth and teach me, for you are God my Savior, and my hope is in you all day long. (New International Version)

We ask for God to guide us and teach us but too often we forget that if we are being guided requires us to be in the position of following. Hmm... how many times have I asked God to guide me only to pull my hand out of his and zoom off down the path that seems right to me? Other times, like a young child, I am on the right path but I race ahead of the Father, look back, beckon frantically and cry out, "Come on! Hurry up!" Sigh... patience is more difficult for some of us more than others.

As a child (and even as an adult), I tend to tap my foot impatiently, sway from side to side, sigh and even hop on one foot and then the other fairly dancing with impatience. I want to "go"! It seems like spiritually it is no different. I am a "princess" of action. Why wait around? Let's do it now! That seems to be my motto.

I must remember that I am not the leader. I am not the guide. I am not in charge. God is. I believe God really does love my rather eager spirit. I think my "dancing about" and shouting for joy really does give Him joy. However, a frustrated and demanding child dancing with impatience, insisting on running on ahead rather than staying by the Father's side is an unruly and even rebellious child.

May we learn to be content to allow God to guide us and stay closely by His side.


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