Sunday, October 11, 2015
There was some talks in church today that really touched me. They were talking about developing Christlike attributes or attitudes I didn't quite catch which one. But something hit me. Don't confuse the straight and narrow path to heaven with the plan God has for your life. Your path on earth will not be straight and narrow. Trials, mistakes, teaching opportunities, learning opportunities--they cause the path to meander, the path may spin in circles, the path may lead by the same scenery several times. You may reach a dead end and have to turn around not because you were going the wrong way but because God's path doesn't always make sense. God's ways are not our ways. We are learning faith, patience and a whole host of worthy attributes. We are learning to have a good attitude about the path, learning to adapt, learning empathy for others. We don't know all things. Ours is not to question and know all things. Ours is to follow in faith knowing the answers will come later. If we stay close to the Spirit, pray continually for guidance the road won't be easy but our burden will be light as we receive peace from God that we're doing the right thing. The peace that passeth all understanding. The peace that doesn't make sense to the outside world, but the peace that comes from God knowing that He is well pleased with us.