Sometimes we get so busy doing… performing… becoming that we forget about what God’s Word says about Him showing us individually our specific paths to life. We cannot discover this PATH from someone else in something else or through anything else… this has to be received and retrieved from God Almighty Himself.
You make known to me the path of life; you will fill me with joy in your presence, with eternal pleasures at your right hand. (Psalm 16:11)
Psalm 16:11 tells us that the Path of Life is found #1 in His Presence #2 will consist of Joy, and #3 should include the pleasures of life.
This verse has CHANGED life as I know it. I have a new declaration for my life that I use as a banner in all that I do or choose not to do.
Let me back up a minute before I can do anything… I have to spend time in His presence. After I hang out with Him and He gives me my direction, I have to know that His plan for me comes with joy. If I do not have joy in my heart, then I have stepped out of His perfect will for me and stepped into His permissive will. If I am not enjoying the pleasures that He has designed for me… again, I have stepped out of His path for me and stepped into what I think the path should be.
Every time my peace leaves or my joy leaves, I am reminded that I am not on His path at that moment, I am on MY path. The path that I try to create can end of anywhere, but the path that He has ordained and prepared for me takes me straight to my destiny.
Get Real Reflection:
- What path are you on this morning; where are you headed, and what are you doing?
- Are you experiencing joy and peace on the way to where you are going?
- Are you enjoying your journey getting there?
Get on your path, and enjoy your journey!