Monday, December 3, 2012
Helen Keller-ing Your Way Through Life
When he approaches the house and nears the hedge, I tell him to "wait" or "stop" and he seems to know he's about to crash into something. He backs up and tries another way. If that path is clear, I tell him over and over "okay" and "good" and when he gets near the porch stairs, I shout, "Step!" and he walks up the steps.
It reminds me of how I get through my days, trying to make decisions, both big and small. So many times, I bash right into an obstacle. Sometimes, though not as often as I'd like, I sense God giving me a little correction, a small adjustment in direction, to get me on a safer path.
God leads us, but he also lets us find our way. He doesn't divinely micromanage our life. As long as we strive to abide with him, our decisions flow from the desire to serve and be more like Jesus. We aren't out there on our own, abandoned. We have a loving God leading us, even if we wind around a bit along our journey.