Who do you depend on in times of trouble? Who do you turn to when you are unsure of a pending decision? Who always proves faithful to you in good times and bad? The theoretical answer is the Holy Spirit. But is that your truthful answer? Are you honestly following the lead of the Holy Spirit through life, or do you just think you are? Have you totally surrendered your personal agenda and are willing to follow the lead of the Counselor of God? If you are like most of us, the honest answer is no. We probably have failed miserably. Yes, He is always reliable. Yes, He is always faithful. Yes, He is always dependable. But, we are not.
We may want to follow His lead in our life. We, like many of our brothers, seek through prayer and meditation and in the Word for direction in our life, but slowly end-up pursuing the dreams and desires of our heart that we think are good for us. And of course, over time we discover that we are off the trail again and need help to refocus in the direction that is best for us.
Our Guide is reliable, but we are not. Our Guide is dependable, but we are not. Our Guide is faithful, but we are not. Our problem is to learn how to focus on His lead in our life every single moment. It’s to be walking with Him in a single line following the path that He is making. It’s to listen to His instructions and commands. When you hire yourself a guide to lead you through the jungles of Africa, you seek out the best. After you find the best, you place your trust in that person to lead you through the appropriate paths. You don’t deviate off the paths because you have been warned of the dangerous animals and terrain that could severely harm you. You stay close to your guide and follow all his advice. Isn’t it the same with the jungle of life? Our Guide is there to help us make it through the jungle of life. He has proven Himself over time in assisting many people. We have now learned to pray regularly, asking help to follow the Counselor’s lead in our life; help to focus on His route; help to be a real disciple of His.
Our Heavenly Dad and Holy Spirit, thank you for giving us a Counselor, Guide, and Trainer in your Spirit. Thank you, Holy Spirit, for making yourself available to us in leading us to Jesus and to the things of God. Thank you for being patient with us and for having our needs in good hands.
Help us to learn how to follow your lead in our life. Help us to see your work in our life. Help us to submit to your lead in all we do, in all we seek, in all we think. Help us to surrender our life to you and always to ask you to fill us with the seeds of your character. Let us abound with your abundance. Let us live as your servant and as your ambassador. Show us how you communicate with us and help us to listen to your nudges. Give us the faith to act on your instructions. Help us in our unbelief. Reaffirm your direction in our life in mercy and in compassion.
Let this life be your success story. Thank you, Jesus, for caring.