In yesterdays post, I spoke about what God initially showed me through walking in the rain. Today I want to reference another thing that God showed me through using rain. As I would make my trek through the rain toward the majestic 100+ year old building in which my office was located, I would already feel myself starting to sense a little anxiety with what was coming once I walked through those doors. The floor was beautiful, showing the timeless architecture of this gorgeous building. You could almost see your reflection in the floor.
…Do you see where this is going?
As good as the crutches were, from the carbon fiber legs, ergon grips, and Fetterman tips…they were no match for this floor when it became wet. The first few times I walked this floor, I made sure to move slowly. As I got used to this, I started to realize that I could be very intentional with my movement and placement of the crutches to make navigating this wet floor much easier. I took it at face value, content that I had stayed off of the ground each time that I made my way to the office.
As I started to think about how that parallels life, I had to just stand there and smile. As long as I had my consistent anchor points in contact with the ground, it made my journey that much more navigable. Keep in mind that I didn’t use the term easy, but it allowed me to see the path that I was supposed to take. As I look at my life, I can find those same anchor points that help me to navigate my path. Spending time focused on God and His Word, spending the same intentional time guiding my family, and understanding that my selfish path might not get me to where God would have me to go. In Proverbs 16:9, it says “The heart of man plans his way, but the Lord establishes his steps.”(ESV)
When we try to control our steps, we sometimes fall out of control. When we allow our path to be controlled by God, the journey may not always be easy, but we know where our journey will take us…