The Key To Life

Several years ago I received a prophetic word that “I will run on an excellent path”. I thought those were high praises from God. But what exactly did it mean? The definition of excellent is: “extremely good or outstanding”. I have always valued excellence. I have always wanted to be the best. Even as a child I beat myself up for not getting A’s on my report card. I was always very hard on myself. Now that I’m maturing in my faith I’m learning that my understanding of excellence is not always the Father’s understanding of excellence.

As I prayed this morning He showed me that this path is tailor made for my success. It has felt so challenging to me at times because it has exposed my weaknesses and required more perseverance and strength than I could ever possibly display. Of course that is the intent. I could not run an excellent path without the Holy Spirit. I could not keep the faith, persevere or overcome. The problem is I want to. I default to self reliance. I default to being too hard on myself. But this morning I was told this path is made in my favor. 

Dare I say yours is too? 

When I have struggled, God has given me TIME to recoup. He has not required me to have it all together and to even pass the test right away. Similar to Elijah when he faced fear God did not condemn him. Instead He met Him with a still, small voice and then set out to restore him. He gave him time.

Lately I have felt like knowing Christ is the key to life. The Holy Spirit leads you and guides you on the path that will yield the best possible outcome for you. The trick is that it can seem like He is playing you or you are losing out (especially when you compare your path to others). But thats only when we lean to our own understanding. We do not see the whole picture. We do not see the final outcome.

But He does. 

What better way to be guaranteed success at life then by being led by the One who designed it?

My life is proof that following Him leads to success.

SHALOM 

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One thought on “The Key To Life

  1. He wants us to give it to him in our human form and then He will do what it is He wants for us which is better than we can image, letting go and letting God. He has equipped us with much to get started – our parents, grandparents, friends, other people in our walk of life but we need to put him first which at times is hard because we find ourselves thinking we are suppose to handle everything and blocking our own blessings.
    We must grow from being a child and doing childish things to being an adult trusting God to be there when we need Him and also when we think we don’t need Him. Some folks learn this as a child, others during our young adult years and others as seniors and hopefully we are not too late in whatever growth pattern we are in. God only wants us to give Him a chance to love us even more!!!!.

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