You know who they are
Who do you ask for direction? Notice I didn’t say directions (plural).
I imagine it would only take you a few moments to come up with short list of people you trust enough to give you direction in your life. Think about it. If we found ourselves at a crossroads in life, or, if we were situated firmly in a deeply-rooted dilemma, we have people in our lives we turn to for wisdom and guidance.
One of those people for me is my Uncle Ray. As I look back at our years together, I invite you to look back at the wonderful people in your life. Think of those select few who were gentle and visionary, who were so aware of you and so willing to help you from what was so embedded within them, and that was their clear and obvious love for you.
Now think of one particular time your special someone gave their heartfelt attention to you when you came to them for direction.
I remember exactly where we were when my Uncle Ray told me I would teach. It remains all so clear.
We were walking along the street where he lived, North Center Street, in Grove City, Pennsylvania. I was a Grove City College underclassman at the time—maybe I was nineteen, maybe twenty. And teaching? Pfft! I thought this guy was CRAZY!
It took me almost twenty years to realize he was right.
Don’t take so long with God. As you still feel that connection with your Uncle Ray (your advisor), and this person may be here or in heaven, listen to what you know you need to do—and that is pray to God what David does here in Psalm 25:4. “Show me the right path, O LORD; point out the road for me to follow.”
There are a million ways for you to see and relate to God. One for me is my Uncle Ray.
Is your “Uncle Ray” your grandmother? Then God has her attributes. Is your “Uncle Ray” your lifelong best bud, the one who has held your mess and still comes through? Then God has his/her love for you, a love that always speaks truth and care.
The following is true. You know who you are talking to when you ask for the right path to take. Talk to God as you talk to your Uncle Ray. God will do what God does: He will point out the road for you to follow.
Lord, thank You for helping me see You through those incredible people You’ve given me in my life. In that forever bond I have with them, help me see Your forever bond with me is just the same. It’s just as wonderful. It’s just a perfect.
And thank you. Thank you, God, for helping me find my path.
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