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12.3.18 – “Choose Your Own Adventure”

“Look at your feet where you are standing, there’s the path. Just keep going, one foot in front of the other — until you get there.”

That’s what I heard yesterday as I was in the moment of asking the Lord if I should or should not go again for prayer. I looked at where I was standing and I saw a path between the rows of chairs when I heard this and I made the decision to just start walking until I got up there to the prayer group.

What a silly question to ask now that I think of it. Haha But in the moment I was asking the Lord and trying to decide, it was a real decision that I needed to make. I had the choice. Yes, the Lord would love me either way, but it was up to me to make the right choice that would lead me “forward”…

I’m so glad I went though because I came away so encouraged. The Lord knew I needed that. Let me just tell you that going for prayer when feeling even the tiniest prompting is always the right choice.

Side note: I didn’t plan on writing about this today. I actually planned to keep this within my personal journal for now. So I’m not really sure of where this will go.

Do you remember those storybooks called “choose your own adventure” books? With these game books, you basically start reading, and then you come to a page where you have to make a choice, which leads to another page, which leads to another decision and that leads to another page –and depending on the decisions you make, you ultimately decide the ending to the story.

As a kid this is like, WOW. Eye opening. “You mean I get a say in how this story ends?”

I keep thinking of these stories this morning, and it’s funny because I haven’t thought of them since I was a kid.

But to connect the dots here and pull all of this together…

I am realizing how real this “choose your own adventure” concept is.

Our decisions that we make in life bring us down the pathway of our own adventure, which ultimately leads us to the ending of our own story.

Sure, there are things that happen in life that are out of our control, so many things, but when it comes to the decisions that are placed before us, those are up to us. And it’s up to us to ask the Lord to guide us in making those decisions. It’s up to us to make the decisions that will keep us on the pathway toward the best possible ending of our story.

I asked the Lord a while ago to just do whatever it takes. I handed my hard-headed stubbornness over to Him. Asked Him to help me along in making my decisions. I just want my path to honor Him. (Yes, I am fully aware that this was a dangerous thing to ask.)

But He’s worth it all.

His adventure is the one I’m excited about. His adventure is the one I want to be a part of. How amazing is it that my adventure can merge with His adventure as I choose to follow Him, as I ask Him to direct my steps, my decisions… I can trust that this will lead me into the best possible ending to my story.

I’ve lived enough “lifetime” that has resulted of “wrong decisions” and I’m determined to live the rest of my life living as result of the right decisions that will lead me into more life and truth and freedom with every step I take.

“You make known to me the path of life; you will fill me with joy in your presence, with eternal pleasures at your right hand.” – Psalm 16:11

–Heather

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