We're following the leader
Updated: Aug 25, 2019
I found myself approaching this truck on the highway. The sign on the back reads “Do not follow into work area” and I’m stumped. I’m not sure what kind of situation this message is meant for. Was I supposed to follow this truck until it enters a work zone? Was the approach to a work zone supposed to alert me to the fact that that I had lost my way, and had mindlessly begun following behind a hefty construction truck?
I think there are times I have started following a lead and needed some sort of sign to snap me out of it. Perhaps an inspirational leader, intentionally at first and then later without discernment and good judgment. Perhaps unconsciously falling in line with a way of thinking, because we have subscribed to a certain way of life: this is what a mom of two young boys does, so that’s why I’m doing it. Or whatever my favorite blogger suggests, I will cook it, I will buy it, I will try it.
It’s easy to get caught up in a current of energy headed in a certain direction without taking the time to pause, ask “what is motivating me to do this thing?” “is this the direction God is leading me?” What if we always paused to ask “will this choice lead to a resurrected life?”
Take a moment to double check your trail. May we always say yes to the God who invites us to... Abundance. Hope. Healing. Transformation. New life.