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Thursday, January 07, 2016

Barricades and Paths


How often are we found on a road that leads nowhere or worse a road that leads to destruction. A road that we have chosen for ourselves and how awesome would it have been if there had been a big bold sign saying 'DO NOT HEAD THIS WAY, THIS PATH LEADS TO NOWHERE!' and even better if there was a HUGE barricade in front of it.
Yet I know for myself I have probably climbed those barricades and headed down those roads anyway to check it out "just in case" and ended up wasting moments, months and maybe even years of my life.
This path can be a path of seeming success as the world sees it, chasing a financial dream, chasing being skinny so then I will be happy, going down a path of wanting likes on my social media profiles so I can feel validated. Oh there are so many paths to chose from and I know I've chosen wrong too many times to count.
I love this passage I was reading today and I may just have to print it out as a reminder this year, I wanted to share it with you;
Barricade the road that goes Nowhere;
Grace me with your clear revelation.
I choose the true road to Somewhere,
I post your road signs at every curve and corner.
I grasp and cling to whatever you tell me;
God don't let me down!
I'll run the course you lay out for me if you'll just show me how!
Psalm 119:30-32(MSG)

Lord when I am tempted to head for the path that leads to nowhere speak to me and help me to listen to your voice and your direction only. When i am tempted to head down a road to fill a void that you alone can fill, gently reassure me of your presence, your guidance and once again lead me to your path. Your path is the only path that leads to true and ultimate fulfillment, as this year looms ahead may it be a year of drawing closer to you in every way, may it be a year of walking hand in hand on the path you have laid out before me! Help me to continually trust you for all that I need!!
Amen

Love you friends! Praying this is your best year yet!!

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