We’ve been talking all week about getting over our past and moving forward. (If you haven’t heard or read those devotionals, please read them.) Yesterday, we took our first steps forward, because Jesus told us to get up and walk. So…what now? Well, what now will look different for every person – your path is your own. You can’t take someone else’s path. I want you to hear that: you CAN’T take someone else’s path – even if you are doing the exact same things. There are different influences in your life – different people, different timings, different blessings, different obstacles…and YOU. You are a unique creation – you are not exactly like that person you are following. You are not meant to be exactly like them. So, of course, your path will be unique to you. (And parents, I needed to be reminded of that when thinking about my kids’ paths, too.)
But that doesn’t mean you’re on your own. The Lord is with you. (Even when you aren’t thinking about Him being there. He doesn’t just disappear when you aren’t thinking about Him and then reappear when you are. He is always there!) So keep walking, and he will help you find your path forward. Here are 5 verses I want you to keep in mind as you move forward. However slowly, even if it is one step, just taking the step He gives you that day. Keep walking.
Psalm 119:105 Your word is a lamp to my feet and a light to my path.
Romans 15:4 For whatever was written in former days was written for our instruction, that through endurance and through the encouragement of the Scriptures we might have hope.
Jeremiah 29:11 For I know the plans I have for you, declares the Lord, plans for welfare and not for evil, to give you a future and a hope.
Matthew 6:33 But seek first the kingdom of God and his righteousness, and all these things will be added to you.
Philippians 1:6 And I am sure of this, that he who began a good work in you will bring it to completion at the day of Jesus Christ.