While on my morning walk, I was praying about some current decisions that I need to make, decisions that I’m not sure how to make at this point. I asked God which direction I should go, and He showed me the road that I was on.
He showed me the road I was walking in my morning walk was much like the road I was walking in life. It was long and straight. There were no turns.
At least not yet.
I knew there was a fork in the road up ahead, but it wasn’t visible yet. So, it dawned on me that I was not to make a decision yet. I was not to turn in any one direction yet. I was just to keep putting one foot in front of the other.
The Lord reminded me of His promise in scripture, “And your ears shall hear a word behind you, saying, ‘This is the way, walk in it,’ when you turn to the right or when you turn to the left.” (Isaiah 39:21)
If He hasn’t yet spoken those words to me, then it isn’t yet time to turn.
I think sometimes God gives us an inkling that a turn is coming up ahead, but we start trying to turn immediately. Then we get frustrated because we are not sure which way to turn — we grow frustrated when we haven’t heard Him say “right” or “left” yet.
That’s a hard stretch of road to walk.
That’s the stretch where we grow impatient and frustrated, sometimes even worried. We wonder where’s the turn? Will I miss it?
In our hearts, we start to run off to the road up ahead. But in doing so, we miss the beauty of the road we are on. We miss the walk.
We miss Jesus.
The good Lord isn’t hurried, rushed, or impatient. He walks with us at an eternal kind of pace. But rest assured, friend. “He who promised is trustworthy.” (Hebrews 10:23)
He will not walk with you all this way and then let you pass by the turn He destined you to make.
If you don’t know which way to turn just yet, it’s because He hasn’t yet said, “this is the way, walk in it.” And if He hasn’t yet said those words like He promised, it’s because it isn’t yet time to turn.
Now is the time to just put one foot in front of the other and walk with Him in the present moment. Now is the time to soak up the last few steps of beauty of the road you’re still on with Him.