LOST & CONFUSED?
Go back and He will light your path!
Proverbs 4:18 – “But the path of the righteous is like the light of dawn,
which shines brighter and brighter until full day.”
Have you ever been driving somewhere and suddenly realized you were lost? You look around and nothing looks familiar. You are confused so you turn around and return to the last place that looks familiar and start again. We have all been there at one point or another.
The same is true about our relationship with the Lord. One day, things are great. We are as close as ever to the Lord. We feel our path is clear and we know exactly the direction that the Lord is taking us. Then all of a sudden, we hit a roadblock. We do not recognize where we are and we get confused and feel lost. So what should we do?
First, we need to think about what took us to the place of comfort and a directed path to begin with. There are 3 things we can use to guide our paths back:
- God himself. Whenever we feel lost and feel we do not have a clear direction, we need to go straight to our road map, the Lord. Get alone with him. Seek him. Ask the Lord to reveal a clear path once again…then we wait! Psalm 119:105-Thy word is a lamp unto my feet, and a light unto my path.
Through prayer and his word, He will guide our path and our feet. We just have to wait on him to speak.
- People. Go back to the people who were encouragers to you. We all have those prayer warriors in our lives that we know we can reach out to. God places people in our life to help us, encourage us and pray for us. Thessalonians 5:11- Therefore encourage one another and build up one another, just as you also are doing.
We are instructed to lift one another up and encourage each other. God will use those around us sometimes to be the light in our path, and then we can through those clear, spiritual eyes once again.
- Passages. If we were honest, some of our bibles would look like a rainbow because we have highlighted verses and nuggets that the Lord has spoken to us along the way. When I am seeking God, I go back to those same verses I have underlined and highlighted in my bible. The bible says in 2 Chronicles 30:6, People of Israel, return to the Lord, the God of Abraham, Isaac, and Israel, that he may return to you who are left. Remember time and time again, how God brings us back to security, comfort and a place of clear direction. Go back to those passages that encouraged you before and watch God speak to you again.
By remembering how God has led us before and gave us a clear path, it can bring a sense of security and comfort to us. By going back, we often get what we need to go forward.
Tiffany Moriarty serves alongside her husband, Pastor Justin Moriarty of the Odum Church of God. Tiffany has been involved in education for a number of years, recently graduating with her Masters Degree. She currently teaches 5th grade ELA and Social Studies. The Moriarty’s have been married and served in ministry for 14 years as both youth and senior pastors. Tiffany has served as director over the nursery, children’s department and women’s ministry. The Moriarty’s have 3 boys: Hank (10), John (8) and Esau (1). They love spending time with their boys who enjoy hunting, fishing and just being outdoors. Tiffany loves to cook and entertain family and friends. Her greatest enjoyment of all is being a wife and mother saying, “There is no other joy and love like it.”