“You were running well. Who hindered you from obeying the truth? This persuasion is not from him who calls you. A little leaven leavens the whole lump” (Galatians 5:7-9 ESV)
So, you were running that race of obedience, wind blowing your hair behind you gently, barely even perspiring. But, in the distance you saw a sign on this road you had run on many different days that had not been there before. Out of curiosity, you slow down a little and jog toward it. Still not able to see what it says, you strain your eyes until they are completely focused and want to know where it came from. Next thing you know, you realize this was not the path you had taken before at all. Night time was approaching, the warmth of the sun is barely at the horizon. Not able to see any longer, you hover close to this sign that distracted you, as you know deep down someone must come down to this road to find you. You begin trembling, you fall to your knees and cry out for help….begin running aimlessly in the night. Determined to get out of the darkness, you see the sun rising, and the rays of sunlight shine right on the sign that was in front of you the whole time….Follow me. This way. I am the way, the truth, and the light.
There will be detours in our life that may slow our race of obedience down, but they are never a dead end.
How determined of a racer are we? How many times will we let our curiosity sway our calling? The closer we get away from what God has called on our life, darkness will have its way with us—and its one goal is to slowly destroy us, and to run in the complete opposite direction of what God has for us. Let us commit today that what God has asked of us, we will do in knowing His gifts are way sweeter than any gift from this world.
He has called you to Him. He was waiting on you to let Him guide you. He is waiting for you to realize He wants you to have life, and to have it abundantly.