The tour guide
There always seems to be that one person, while on a tour at a museum or exhibit, that decides that what the tour guide is saying is not relevant. He wanders away or simply lacks attention to the knowledge that the docent has to provide. Maybe he gets distracted by an exhibit up ahead or is stuck on the last picture or painting as the tour guide moves everyone ahead.
Sometimes I feel like that as I walk on the path that God has opened for me. I join the tour willingly, but once there, I wander. God directs me to move ahead and I want to stay stuck in the past; or He instructs me to stay at a certain place, desiring that listen to the wisdom He has for me during a certain period of time, yet I get anxious and want to move on ahead of Him.
I Chronicles 14 :8-17 displays how David searched for God’s answer when he desired to go to battle against the Philistines. There are a number of instances in Scripture that demonstrate this principle. Move ahead at God’s direction, and once there, listen for His wisdom and knowledge.
I need a guide who knows me, who understands me and has my best interest in mind. The best guide to understand my personality, my temperament, my gifts and abilities, my likes and dislikes. I am so fortunate to have a guide..a friend like that in Christ.
Lord, help me today to move as you would have me to. Give me the patience to wait when you say, “Wait,” and to move ahead when instructed. Fill me with your Spirit so that I may more easily see the difference.