It’s called Five Minute Friday. Each week, we write freely on a one-word prompt. Then we link up at the amazing Kate Motaung’s site. It’s a flash mob of writers- having fun and sharing their take on one word. This week’s prompt is: PATH
It stresses me out to imagine my life as a path. To think that God has a specific lane for me and it’s my job to stay between the lines. Or I won’t end up in the right place. Or a wrong turn will ruin everything.
If it’s up to me to stay on the path, I’ll be lost for sure.
Because I’m directionally challenged. My trip-record shows more times lost than the former St. Louis Rams.
I also overthink everything. When going to an unfamiliar place, I question the GPS, my memory, and every road-sign. I double-back and double-over in teary frustration more often than an Olympic gymnast.
And I’ve been known to be impatient and even foolish at times. I switch lanes when things are too slow and rage when someone cuts me off. Even more than a politician.
And to be honest, I live a lot of my life with white-knuckles and a heavy brake. Blowing my horn in protest of it all…
I forget life isn’t really a path – it’s a Person.
When I’m in Christ… looking to Him, deep in His word, and enjoying His presence, I’m not lost. Even when I panic and double-back. Even if I end up in a ditch. In Christ, I’ll get there.
When He’s the path, I AM there. Even more than I know.
Anyone want to hop in?
Trust in the LORD with all your heart
And do not lean on your own understanding. In all your ways acknowledge Him,
And He will make your paths straight. Proverbs 3:5-6