The Voice (VOICE)
8 I will teach you and tell you the way to go and how to get there;
I will give you good counsel, and I will watch over you.
9 But don’t be stubborn and stupid like horses and mules
who, if not reined by leather and metal,
will run wild, ignoring their masters.
I wish I could say that living life God’s way is more important to me than living life my way. But so often my actions reveal the darkness that lurks within me. Like the Apostle Paul “I do not understand my own actions. For I do not do what I want, but I do the very thing I hate.” (Romans 7:15 ESV)
And yet God promises that He will instruct me if I am willing. The question is….am I willing?
Sometimes I am not! I don’t like to be molded and sculpted and I certainly don’t like being told what to do. It’s frustrating and uncomfortable, if nothing else it hurts my pride. It reminds me that I need to change, and let’s be honest, no one really likes to change. We get comfortable, unwilling to go His way and denying that we need to. But allowing Him to change and guide us is the best decision. He tells us in His Word that He has good plans for us. Why is it that we so often fight against Him?
So,we have a choice to make, my friend. We can be like the mule going our own way or we can submit to the Master’s hand and let Him instruct us in the way we should go. What will it be?