“In all your ways acknowledge him, and he will make straight your paths.” Proverbs 3:6
When we are walking in the dark,through the woods, we can’t see where we are walking. We can’t see the obstacles in our path. We stumble and trip because there’s no light. Once we have a flashlight then we can see our path.
We think about this with our walk with the Lord. God’s word is a light unto our path. Guiding us. Bringing light to the obstacles that would make us stumble and trip spiritually.
But, I’m going to take this a little bit further. If our eyes are focused on God, only He makes the paths straight and level. So, if we are trusting completely in Him, then we are not going to trip or stumble or fall. No obstacle will be in our way that He cannot handle or remove.
Nothing in our way will make us stumble or fall because our focus is on God and not the things of this world. When we look up to Him, it is complete trust and surrender to the Almighty. He prepares our way.
So, why wou”d we not trust Him to guide us?
Yet, we often take our eyes off of Him. We look to our own problems and see them as impossible to conquer.
I’m reminded of the story of David and Goliath. David saw Goliath and he didn’t call him a giant. He called him as what he was, just a mere man, an “uncircumcised philistine.”
David knew that God was with him. David knew that, with God by his side, he could overcome anything. What everyone else was seeing as this giant..or mountain of a man, David was seeing as…nothing. Because of who he knew of God. David knew that God was greater!
So I encourage you, that obstacle in your way, that thing that you think is a “giant” or a “mountain”, is nothing compared to the Almighty Living Powerful God that you serve.
So, fix your eyes on him. Turn your gaze back to the Lord. Don’t look at that obstacle as something you can’t handle. Look at it as, my God is able! Focusing on God, Trusting God completely in all your circumstances.