Sometimes I wish I was invisible for a day . . . maybe two. Then maybe I could make some progress on my deadlines. But no matter how hard I try, someone always spots me hiding. Maybe I don’t pick the best locations to blend in.
But when my day begins with a list of good, godly things that I know God has positioned me to do, how do I prioritize?
Although we try our best in a world that drains our resources, what happens when we realize we took a wrong turn? Maneuvering a demanding path and then changing directions as God leads can be a daunting task.
But we should not be easily discouraged. God has placed us on a course that is more wonderful, even during painful times, than our minds can conceive.
There is no doubt, it’s good to be in a position where we are doing what the Lord has called us to do. But if we are not on our guard, Satan can use our busyness with good things to keep us from doing what God has equipped us to do. This is especially true when the tasks Satan uses to keep us busy seem to be fulfilling.
In order for us to follow God’s path, we need a standard—guidelines by which we measure our progress and ensure that we’re on track. The key of course, is prayer.
In the process of being diligent, we can look to what we know:
No matter how determined we are to do the right thing, we may occasionally take a wrong turn at one time or another. If we focus on what God has placed before us, pray about it and read His Word, we are not likely to go down a path of disobedience.
When we find that we have erred in the direction we are going, we can realize our mistake and alter our course. God is not trying to keep us in the dark. He’s trying to keep us in the Light.
Question: Is it easy for you to stay on course, or do decisions get in your way?