There is a way which seems right to a man, but its end is the way of death. Prov. 16: 25
This verse speaks of so many members of the human race. How many people choose to carve their own path in life? How many people develop their own plan for life based on what they had seen someone else doing and they were inspired to follow those footsteps, and later on realized it wasn’t for them. We’ve all been given an allotted time here on earth and I believe there is a specific purpose designed for that time. But many live a life that seems right to them. The word “seems” has no direction to it. “Seems” is a very passive-sounding word. Those who live accordingly live a life whose end is the way of death.
There are many characteristics that help define God, one of which is, purposeful. God is full of purpose! He does nothing by accident, nor is He caught off-guard when something happens that goes against His plan. He has a general plan for His creation, and within that plan He has a plan for all individuals who would choose to take part in His plan. The problem most people seem to have is, they don’t want God telling them how to live their life, so they develop their own plan. They don’t want a book that was written thousands of years ago to tell them the right and wrong ways to live, so they figure it out on their own. But the end of it leads to death.
I will instruct you and teach you in the way which you should go. I will counsel you with My eye upon you. Do not be as the horse or the mule which have no understanding, whose trappings include bit and bridle to hold them in check. Otherwise they would not come near to you. Many are the sorrows of the wicked, but he who trusts in the Lord, lovingkindness shall surround him. Psalm 32: 8-10
The very God who created us is the One who knows the plan that will help everyone to reach their true potential in life. It is His plan we should follow, not our own. When we develop our own plan for life we tell God, thank you but I’m fine Lord. Its a nice plan I see but I think I’m better off over here! How can we tell the Lord such nonsense? He has laid it out right here: those who follow Him lovingkindness will surround him, but those who forge their own path will be loaded with sorrows.
I don’t know about you, but what I find most comforting about this verse is the part that says, I will counsel you with My eye upon you! That personalizes it for me. To know the God of the universe has His own personal eye upon me just does something to me! So if I am outside of His plan, whose eye is guiding me then? If its not the Lord’s eye, I don’t think I want it. Bottom line here is that we need to follow the Lord’s plan for life. Many sorrows will be avoided if we do so.
Where there is no vision, the people perish. Prov 29: 18
Another way this verse could be understood is: Where there is no revelation, the people are unrestrained. In a society where the words or revelation of God is lacking, the result equals chaos. Im sure we can admit that today across the globe we are lacking God’s vision and we see chaos all over the place. Let’s do our part to restore peace in this world by seeking God’s purpose for our life. One person at a time can do wonders.
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Pursue God’s purpose for your life, and be blessed!