If it's easy I will take that..the easy way.. I would rather have that than something that is difficult, hard to see and doesn't really go with what I would naturally do. If it doesn't fit in my within my agenda it's got to go no way is that the way to doing it or go..
It's easier to follow a human leader because, one, we can see them, two, we can hear them easily and three, if they're telling us what to do all we need to do is simply listen to that. When it comes to following Jesus that's a whole different ball game.. When we arrive at a crossroads and wonder, which way, one road is leading away to the seaside one road leads away to the desert which one do I take if I want to remain in Gods will.. if I've got someone telling me that's the road you need to take I'm probably going to take that because it's easier to trust someone that told me that's the way to go than to sit and possibly wonder is it me, did I hear that right , was that God? Or was it just me?
(Some interesting Podcasts on the God Journey that explore these thoughts.. very interesting.. love all the comments there too..
Listening to a leader used to bring comfort and ease of conscience especially if they were praising something I had done.. The reality of that taught me that the praise was for ulterior motives more often than not and had attached somewhere up ahead some form of manipulative thing to get me me to comply or serve their agenda.
Thankfully the God's love has gripped a hold of this old cranky heart of mine enough that I have come to understand His love in the small degree that I have and still learning to. Moreover, thankfully is there is a whole lot more to go because, isn't that exactly what that's all about.. and where life truly does start finding a better meaning??
To share something that wasn't on my mind when I typed it but is now. Going back to that crossroads mentioned earlier, one road leads to the seaside and one road leads to the desert.. Which one to take?? (these little words popped into my head..
"If you take the seaside you'll have fun but if the desert route you'll get to helping each other as you find your way to that precious water."
Was that God?? Was that me?? Was I simply getting into my verbal babble??
I leave that to you to decide and if you have any thoughts please share them?
My answer is,, "what do you want to show me Father and what is your purpose..?" Then I will leave it to the "Nudges" and learning to walk in a growing trust.. for me it's so important to understand and let it be
"A Growing Trust.." it's not perfected today and that's fine, actually it great as it adds spice to the adventure..