Wednesday, June 3, 2015

The Crooked Path

David hiking in Canada

“Accept the way God does things, for who can straighten what he has made crooked?”  Ecclesiastes 7:13 (NLT)

He never really liked the straight and the narrow.  He often took the path that no one else did, looking for those out of the way places with adventure, uniqueness, and surprise.  While living life, he often noticed people that the rest of the world liked to forget.  They were his instant friends.  That’s how it was with David.  You never knew what the day was going to hold.  Nothing seemed to be ordinary.  Every turn had something new to experience.  He never settled for the easy path or the quickest path because he didn’t want to miss out on the adventure.  For David, all of life was an adventure.
I can really learn something from him.  I want to straighten my path to what I consider making it easier or less stressful.  I am looking for a short cut which is saying to God and the world that I really don’t trust His plan for me and I want to do it my way.  I want what I want and I consider my path the preferred path instead of the crooked path. 
The crooked path appears to be scary instead of exciting. 

It appears to be difficult instead of an adventure. 

This crooked path seems to me to be time consuming instead of worth it.
It sometimes seems like it has no purpose when it actually is showing what is really important in life.   

The crooked path leads me to sometimes coming alongside a person that I consider to be too far out of my comfort zone. 
Far too often I try to straighten what God has purposely made crooked for my benefit and His glory.  I have to remind myself, that I am not the one who knows what’s best for me.  When I accept God’s way then there’s nothing, absolutely nothing to worry about.  In fact it’s pretty exciting to think that God has this crooked path all ready for me. 

It’s a path where I interact with many people. 
It’s a path of adventure and wonder planned just for me by a God that knows everything about me.  It may be scary or tiring at times, but knowing it is God’s path specifically for me makes it all worth the while.  What more could I want or even ask for?  
Prayer:  Help me not to stray from the perfect crooked way you have planned for me.  Help me to see what you want me to see on my path and thank you for planning this great adventure just for me.    Amen

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  1. I do the very same thing and need to pray that very same prayer. xo

  2. Tammie, I think we all fall into that trap.