As young people we need a lot of leading.
We’ve got to figure out what we’re going to study, what we’re going to do to make a living, what church we’re going to go to, who we’re going to marry, where we will live and so many more decisions.
While we get wisdom and counsel to help us make the decisions, I’d be scared silly if that’s all I got before I had to make my mind up.
See I’ve been known to make the occasional very dumb decision. And in between the really dumb decisions I make plenty that aren’t exactly dazzling. I just don’t want the whole course of my life being determined by thought sequences that happen inside my head.
Fortunately it doesn’t have to be. The Good Shepherd has promised to lead me.
“He leadeth me beside the still waters.” (Psalm 23:2)
That is such a comforting thought. It may not always seem like the path God chooses is the best one, but any time I reflect back I know God’s leading is best. How much better to be lead by God than by my own silly, sinful self! Even as I write this I’m convicted to lean more on God and less on my own grand plans.
Jesus says, “Come unto me, all ye that labour and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you…for my yoke is easy, and my burden is light.” (Matt 11:28-30)
There is a battle out there. There is much toil in the fallen world. However, Jesus promises to give you the rest you need. Submit to His leading and you’ll have the loveliest Master anyone can have.
And the promises for the future just keep getting better…
“For the Lamb which is in the midst of the throne shall feed them, and shall lead them unto living fountains of waters: and God shall wipe away all tears from their eyes.” (Revelations 7:17)