“Commit your way to the Lord; trust in him and he will do this: He will make your righteous reward shine like the dawn, your vindication like the noonday sun.” --Psalm 37:5-6
Sometimes on my daily walk the dog wants to go a different way than I do. She will stand at a crossroad and point her nose in the direction she wants to investigate. She plants her four feet and resists the tug of the leash. She doesn’t trust my plan. Maybe I want to lead her someplace new and exciting. Maybe I want to take her on an extra-long walk instead of simply around the block. Maybe I want to avoid a yard that’s been sprayed with pesticide. The dog can’t guess my motives; she is only motivated by her own desires. Christians are smarter than dogs, but we still sometimes resist the tug of God’s pull on our hearts. We plant our feet. We don’t trust to God’s plan. We don’t consider that God may be trying to bless us, to reward us, or to protect us. We are only motivated by our own desires. When I’m walking the dog, I stand and wait until she gives up on her way and goes my way. God will wait on us until we commit to his way, too.
Dear God, Teach me to want to go your way when I walk with you. Amen