Every day you and I face a variety of choices regarding the path we take. Many things influence our decisions for both good and bad, yet God wants us to choose daily to walk according to His ways. Over the next 3 days I will be sharing from the devotional journal, “Walk This Way”, with the prayer that it helps you to grow in your walk with God as you pursue a greater understanding of the path He calls you to.
Here is day twenty-nine with an important reminder that walking God’s way will lead you on a path that is unhindered.
Walk an Unhindered Path
“I guide you in the way of wisdom and lead you along straight paths. When you walk, your steps will not be hampered; when you run, you will not stumble.”
Proverbs 4:11-12 (NIV)
Have you ever taken a walk in which you were not appropriately dressed for the distance or activity level you ended up doing? Have you ever noticed how the weight of something seems to increase the longer you carry it? What are some things that tend to slow you down in your walk with Christ? Are there things in your life that you need to get rid of in order to walk an unhindered path? What will you do with them?
Throughout the book of Proverbs, Solomon gives instructions for following the way of wisdom so our path would be unhindered. Many years later Paul encourages those who are following Christ to throw off anything that would hinder our walk and to get rid of the sin that entangles us. As you pray, as God to help you see the things that are holding you back from a productive walk with Him. Pray that you would identify and remove everything that hinders your ability to walk in faithfulness. Pray that your unhindered walk would help you to be more effective in sharing the gospel of Jesus with the people around you.