I’m an avid wilderness hiker. I’ve learned the best hike experience occurs when I stay on the trail, abide by the markers and follow my map. I always plan ahead, even padding a couple of extra days into my schedule just in case I want to stay an extra night beside a luscious lake.
One trip, things didn’t go as planned, our group was separated from our food supply and guide. We had to depend on God’s direction and follow the stream to return to civilization. Sometimes we feel confused in life; we yearn to find our path. We try a lot of different things, we are hopeful, yet nothing works. All of our paths have led to a dead-end. “I guide you in the way of wisdom and lead you along straight paths” (Proverbs 4:11).
The way of wisdom chooses to trust God no matter what happens. In the game called “Trust.” With one person blindfolded, another person would lead them, using only their voice to tell them where to step and how to avoid falling. In the same way, God leads us with His voice through prayer and His Word. Jeremiah 6:16 says, “This is what the Lord says, “Stand at the crossroads and look; ask for the ancient paths, ask where the good way is, and walk in it, and you will find rest for your souls.”
As He lets us take the wrong or even random ways we have departed from His path, He is able to fit them into a comprehensive plan for good. This is God’s Master Plan and His certain pathway to freedom.
Let’s pray from Rom. 8:28 (AMP), “Father, thank you for leading me and guiding me along your path. I am assured and know that all things work together and are fitting into a plan to and for me, who loves God and called according to God’s design and purpose. Thank you Lord, that my steps are directed by the Lord.” I will trust you, Amen.”
Lead Like Jesus Revisited can help you get back on the path He has for you.
Exchanging hurt for hope is Sheryl Giesbrecht’s focus—a message she shares with audiences as a radio and television personality, author and speaker. A dynamic teacher and motivating leader, Giesbrecht has endured many changes and challenges, moving her to a deep faith, trust and dependence on God.
She served as Focus on the Family’s columnist for Pastor’s Wives for four years. Hundreds of her columns, magazine and devotional articles have appeared in Focus on The Family Magazine, Just Between Us, Discipleship Journal, CCM, Walk Thru the Bible’s – InDeed and Tapestry publications.
Giesbrecht’s radio show, “Transformed Through Truth” is nationally and internationally syndicated and heard daily by over 10 million listeners on networks across the United States. The Holy Spirit Broadcasting Network shares the show internationally on seven continents. “Transformed Through Truth” launched as a 30-minute internet television teaching feature in March 2017. To view this amazing teaching time, go to www.HSBN.tv.
Sheryl has a heart for missions and is avid about reaching out to the poor and needy, locally through the Rescue Mission and worldwide through various ministry partners. Giesbrecht is a Lead Like Jesus Facilitator and missionary with Freedom In Christ Ministries (www.FICM.org) and has been personally involved with equipping hundreds and facilitating the training of thousands of leaders internationally. Sheryl’s latest book is entitled It’ll Be Okay: Finding God When Doubt Hides the Truth.
The joys of Giesbrecht’s life are her children and thirteen grandchildren. She is excited about the new beginning she shares with her marriage to Dr. Jim Turner. Sheryl holds a Bachelor of Arts from Biola University, a Master’s in Ministry and a Doctorate of Theology.
Learn more about Sheryl Giesbrecht on her website, www.sherylgt.com. She also invites readers to follow her on Facebook, and on Twitter (@SGiesbrecht).
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