If we had a compass that showed us the right way whenever we came to a crossroad, we would walk through life stress-free and confident.

If I could predict the next 10 years of my life, I’d have no problem putting all my trust in the future and depending on myself for security and happiness.

Why is it so hard for us to feel secure in our future when we know the one who planned it is holding it in his hands?

If anything, this should give us more security than anything in the world.

When we walk through seasons of our life, it’s easy to forget that God is walking right beside us. If we could see him, we would see that he never leaves our side, not once.  If we were perfect Christians, we would do the same, sticking by his side at all times as well.

Luke 9:23 says, “Then he said to them all: ‘Whoever wants to be my disciple must deny themselves and take up their cross daily and follow me.’”

God doesn’t just ask us to follow him. He asks us to take up our cross and deny ourselves.

This verse is proof that walking with God is not always the easiest path. You will face struggles and persecution, but God is still there in the midst of it all.

He wants us to deny ourselves, prioritizing his commands over our own wants and desires. Whether you prioritize sleep, a social life, a reputation, etc., we should forget about it all in the presence of God.

The closer you walk with God, the less room for anything to come in between.” The closer you cling to him, the harder it is for the devil to work in your life. God wants us to succeed! He wants us to strengthen our dependence on him and follow the path he created for us.

The devil’s not the only enemy that tries to throw you off your path. Proverbs 3:5-6 says, “Trust in the Lord with all your heart, and lean not on your own understanding.”

Sometimes we ourselves are our greatest enemy! We try to control our plans and focus on what we want instead of what God wants.

I know for me, my thoughts can completely take over. My thoughts say one thing while the Bible says the other. Although our way seems more appealing at times, God’s way is full of endless joy and peace.

It’s been proven to me time after time that God’s way is the best way. He never fails us and never points us in the wrong direction. It was when I truly believed this that I began to give up the ways of this world and take on the ways of his Word.

I encourage you to do the same and reach your destination with the person who determined it.

– Chels