Walking or traveling along a straight line or path is the shortest and most efficient means to travel from Point A to Point B. That’s all well and good as long as you are not inside a house or building (trying to get from the kitchen to the bathroom, say), or not in Manhattan (trying to get uptown from the Statue of Liberty). Buildings and objects, natural obstacles, and simple old detours can often make your ‘straight and efficient’ trip quite a bit longer, quite a bit more frustrating, and offers so many other distractions… it can even seem/feel like you are wandering… sometimes aimlessly.
Our devotional today reminds us to aim to stay on His path, follow His leading, remain in His fellowship. But, we encounter obstacles, we get distracted, and probably worse… we misunderstand His leading and/or weren’t listening with our hearts, with our souls, with our unfiltered ears (had expectations or preconceptions).
The good news is, He is ready and willing to assist us, once we call on Him. Genesis 28:15, states; “And, behold, I am with thee, and will keep thee in all places whither thou goest, and will bring thee again into this land; for I will not leave thee, until I have done that which I have spoken to thee of.” Just remember that ‘Straight is the way, and narrow is the path that leads to life everlasting’.
Sure, we can be defiant to His leading, we can even be blatantly rejecting of Him. But, His calling for you, His promise for you is to never give up, though you have. Isaiah 54:10 reads; “For the mountains shall depart, and the hills be removed; but my kindness shall not depart from thee, neither shall the covenant of my peace be removed, saith the Lord that hath mercy on thee.” So, there is certainly hope. But again, today’s devotional is a reminder that there are many ‘paths’ to the Lord, many directions from which we can approach Him (we are scattered throughout), but there IS only one gate! He will never leave us, nor forsake us, as it states in Matthew 28:20; “Teaching them to observe all things whatsoever I have commanded you: and, lo, I am with you alway, even unto the end of the world. Amen.”
Don’t wander you, don’t waver you, don’t wait you… look to the Lord in heaven for your specific direction, your ‘from right where you are’ instructions as to how to get back to His path, His leading for you.