Your own ears will hear him. Right behind you a voice will say, “This is the way you should go,” whether to the right or to the left. (Isaiah 30:21 NLT)
I stopped at pinkberry earlier today to treat myself to some peanut butter and chocolate frozen yogurt (which they no longer had 😭😔). As I pulled in, I saw a lady teaching another lady to use the visually impaired walking stick, the one that is white and red at the bottom.
The one being taught had a mask on to block out light (I’m assuming she isn’t completely blind yet). I assume that this also helps to strengthen her hearing to discern distances from on coming cars and the sound differences of the stick hitting concrete, grass, wood, etc. To teach her, the other lady followed behind her, giving her cues and instructions.
And it hit me. This is totally what God is doing for us if we listen. Life makes it difficult for us to completely trust God, albeit a god we cannot physically see or touch. He’s speaking, in that still, small voice or through scripture, or through dreams or through the man or woman of God where you attend weekly services, or through that introspective stranger, sent to you to deliver a message from God on high. As you listen, you get more comfortable, trusting your steps, using that walking stick to guide you safely into oncoming traffic. As you close your eyes to what you physically see and feel, your inner eyes are opened, your ears tune in, and your heart reaches out for God’s hand to lead you through the most tumultuous storms. So you learn, even through your mistakes, and you trust His voice. Then you arrive at this beautiful place, one you did not anticipate, clothed in His glory and splendor that you have gained along the way. You are ready to learn a new path, and God is right there to guide you.
God is everywhere all at the same time and He is speaking to you if you listen, waiting to guide you. It’s a true testament to your faith when you step away from the crowd and blindly follow Him. This journey has been amazing this far and I’m excited to learn more. I’ve had to do much more than I expected and some of it has hurt greatly but I’m so happy with who God is making me into. I love me for everything I am and everything that I am not. I’ve made mistakes and taken wrong turns but God has even been using those to bless me. My journey has led me from Atlanta to Charleston to New Orleans and soon back to Charleston, but I hear Him so clearly now. I’ve lost friends along the way but God has definitely replaced them with some true jewels. And the ultimate goal is to fulfill His divine will. So my charge to you today is to take that first scary step if you haven’t already done so. Step out blindly in faith and trust God. Seek His divine purpose and plan for your life. Seek Him in everything. You never know what He has waiting for you if you try Him out!
The Lord says, “I will guide you along the best pathway for your life. I will advise you and watch over you. (Psalms 32:8 NLT)