HOW TO MAKE YOUR JOURNEY LONGER
I was in my uncle’s house doing some work. I needed something from the church office. I called the office assistant to bring it to me. I gave him another instruction, “Please do not take the first turning to the left that we would normally take. Take the second turning to the left”.
It took him a while before he showed up. When he eventually arrived, I asked him why he came late. “Did you take the first turning?”. His silence betrayed him. I asked why. He said, “Because that is where we had always passed through to this place”. I shook my head and said to him, “But I got here before you. I had seen that the road was bad and not passable. That is why I told you to pass another route”.
He passed the first turning. He encountered challenges. He had to turn back after wasting time. He eventually aligned with the direction I gave.
Beloved, you can never be smarter than God. God knows the way you should take and He has gone ahead of you to make the best choices for you and all you need to do is to trust Him.
“But even after all he did, you refused to trust the Lord your God, who goes before you looking for the best places to camp, guiding you with a pillar of fire by night and a pillar of cloud by day.” Deuteronomy 1:32 – 33 NLT
I know the pressure to marry is getting intense but you need to understand that no matter what, you must not abandon the instructions of God while you rely on your common sense. Your journey will be longer and the path will be rougher.
Listen, you can either learn by instruction, frustration or worse still destruction. If you listen and heed the counsel of God in His Word and by the Holy Spirit through an inner witness or qualified people, you would be aligning by instruction.
However, if you decide to navigate the path by yourself without recourse to the Spirit and the Word, then you would have enrolled in the school where frustration teaches and if brakes are not applied and a U-turn made, destruction can take over from frustration.
This is why as a believer you must know that you do not follow the trend but you stay on the track that has been built by the Spirit and the Word.
If your track in the Spirit and by the Word has not been laid to lead you to Canada or the United Kingdom, you will get there and begin to use your head and common sense or worse still schemes so you can survive.
What happens when we resort to head knowledge and experience rather than following the instructions of the Spirit?
First, you will begin to compromise. If you compromise for it, you are on the wrong path.
Second, you will place survival above obedience. Self-interest will take over your soul.
Third, you can trigger an opening for the devil to begin to harass and torment you. The safest place is in God’s will.
Fourth, you can begin to build habits and patterns that will manifest later in life. Abraham took Hagar from Egypt. She was a ticking time bomb.
Finally, you will lose your peace until you return to the place of the altar for repentance, fellowship and fresh direction. Your wealth would not make sense to you. Why? Nothing can take the place of the Spirit of the Lord.