There's a Fork in My Road, But I Asked for a Spoon

Trust in the Lord with all your heart; do not depend on your own understanding. Seek his will in all you do, and he will show you which path to take.” Proverbs 3:5-6

Who’s in charge of your life today?

Is it God? Or, are you still trying to run the show? Do you seek His will in everything you do? Or, are you still going your own way?

Perhaps you are at that proverbial fork in the road, and unsure of which way you should go.

In the summer before my senior year in high school, God called my father to pastor a church in Regina, Saskatchewan, Canada. Saskatchewan is a long way from Trinity, Texas. And, it wasn’t in the plan, as far as I was concerned.

I wasn’t born with a silver spoon in my mouth—it was stainless steel. But, I didn’t care, as long as it kept shoveling good things my way. In this particular situation, I thought that God and I had a deal. He was going to make me Valedictorian of my senior class. In return, I would give Him all the glory for the accomplishment. We had forged the deal in fifth grade, and I considered it cemented as solid as if we had made a blood oath or a pinky swear on it. Everything, so far, was going according to my—I mean, our—plan.

Daddy being called to a new church—in Canada, no less—was not a part of the deal, and it was adding a couple of unwanted prongs to my spoon.

But, God’s plan was far better than mine.

It still is.

Things turned out infinitely better than my little plan had figured things to be.

It is important for us to always remember that God’s ways are not our ways (Isaiah 55:8), and that He has plans to prosper us, not to harm us (Jeremiah 29:11).

Are you seeking His will in all you do?

He will show you which path to take.


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