We Must Walk On Our Own Path With God

Posted: May 25, 2012 in Articles, Religion
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There are times in our walk as brothers and sisters in Christ that we become so religious and so rule-oriented that we detour off of the path that God intended for us to travel.

Since I gave my life to Christ I’ve had this experience because I’ve tried to emulate others that have walked the path longer than I due to my respect for them and the presence of the Lord that I could see in their lives.

There is nothing wrong with emulating people’s behavior in our early walk as this is how we learn to study, learn to worship, learn to fellowship etc., and the model that we have in Christ’s relationship with His Father is one that we all should strive to attain for He could only do what He saw the Father do but many believers often end up worshiping the man (or woman) be it a Pastor, co-believer, worship leader instead of the one who created that man (again or woman) for His on Glory in the first place.

We must all be cognizant of the fact that no matter how spiritual another brother or sister seems that their path is intended for them and we should always adjust our walk to stay in line with the Holy Spirit so that we may stay on the path that God has for us to take.

Each and every man, woman, and child that has ever been birthed and will ever be birthed has a mission and a purpose to fulfill according to God’s perfect will and plan for their lives and as imperfect beings we can become stuck much like dirty laundry in this wash cycle of life instead of moving on into the rinse cycle of life where we are habitually allowing Jesus’ already spilled blood to continually cleanse us as we learn to allow God to show us all of the dirty, dark, dank places within our hearts that need cleansing.

To accomplish the tasks that God sets daily before us we MUST know how God thinks about a situation, what His words says about it, and we MUST learn to be patient as His Holy Spirit directs us into action or even non-action as the situation permits.

We must make time to pray, read and study His word, praise Him for who He is and what He has already done for us (just saving us from burning in Hell is enough!) and strive to keep our Spirits open to change as we are ever flowing from grace to grace.

When we practice these things combined with the habit of watching those who have been in relationship with Christ we can begin to see the big picture instead of just small pieces of the puzzle as many that claim Christianity often do today.

Is this you today?  Do you find yourself no knowing what path God has for your life?  Do you find yourself only emulating others instead of emulating Christ and His purpose for your life?  Do you even know that He has a specific plan for you.

If this is you, fear not for God has heard your heart and He desires to give you a course correction that will detour you back onto the path that He destined for your life.

Pray and ask Him to guide you in all that you do, say, and think. He is always faithful and just to do so as He will not deny us anything that is within His perfect will for our lives. 

Be willing to let go of things that are not needed in your walk yet be willing to allow new things some that you may have never even entertained a thought of before into your life so that He can continue to grow you in every way into the man, woman, child that He has always desired you to be.

He loves you today!  He smiles at the very thought of you! 

He delights in teaching you in the way you should go and He is excited about what He has planned for your future. 

He desires to prosper you in every way so take all of your doubts, fears, anger, unbelief, etc., to Him for He already knows about them and is waiting for you to stop idolizing them and lay them at His feet for Him to help you through them.

I bid you peace and I leave you with a Holy kiss from a brother that loves you with the love of Jesus Christ!

Ron “Big Black” Garrett

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Comments
  1. Good perspective. It is true that we have to leave and cleave from our spiritual parents to Christ and truly experience the one flesh union we have in Him – for ourselves. Like interweaving strands of a rope, our walk is a balance between the interweaving strands of corporate and personal fibers. Both fibers are needed; both walks do cross as people coming to and fro taxis parked an airport.

    However, it is being aware, by the Spirit, that one road is common for us all and the other is for me alone. It is the latter – the never-trodden road where God is doing a new thing – which we must be mature to know others cannot walk but me. To walk another brother or sister’s road is disobedience and directs us away from the burden that Christ has given to us carry. (Matthew 11:28-30; Galatians 6:1-6)

    Good thought again.

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