Back in the "Good Old Days", I ran at the Lincoln Parish Park every week. In the beginning, I followed someone else and concentrated on the tough trail ahead. As I got braver, I began to go alone at times or with another who knew as little as I did about where all those trails lead. How many times did I run in a circle? Fortunately all trails lead to the road!
The problem---I do not look at a map---or ask directions. I rely upon myself to find the way. BIG MISTAKE!
In Genesis we find good old Jacob---He was promised it ALL even before he took his first breath. Did he trust God---did he wait for the path to be revealed---OH NO---it was not according to his time table---He thought God needed a little help----Even after God visited him in a dream---TOLD HIM--this is what I am going to give you---he STILL was bargaining with Him. How much easier would it have been and less time consuming to take the direct route? We will never know!
Lord---help me---to be patient and wait as You reveal your path and plan---wait for the map---and stop going the wrong way!
"If God stands by me and protects me on this journey on which I am setting out, keeps me in food and clothing, and brings me back to my father's house in one piece, this God will be my God."
Genesis 28: 20-21