You’ve probably heard the expression, “Don’t paint yourself into a corner.” Well, I did that when I was young. What a mess! It was my folks garage floor. I couldn’t stay in the corner until the paint dried so I tried to sneak around the edge of the semi-dried paint, which didn’t work. I was so focused on getting the floor finished that I didn’t pay attention to where I was. 🙁
I can honestly say that my cat, Max, has much more awareness of his surroundings than I am of mine. I come in a distant second to a cat! Still, I do try to diligently listen to the Holy Spirit as He directs me in my prayers and in my life, but there are times I hear but I don’t “do;” that always turns out bad.
Following God’s Direction
Just yesterday my wife told me she had heard God’s still small voice a week ago telling her to go to her hairdresser. That “word” came to her several times but she thought it would be fine if she just put it off until the next week – this week. Oops. Things have changed a lot this week so hair appointments are not happening anytime soon.
I will instruct you and teach you in the way you should go; I will counsel you with my eye upon you. – Psalms 32:8
My guess is that we all have heard or felt God’s direction but we put it off, thinking we could get to it later, when it would fit into our schedule. Well, I’m here to testify that delaying God will always paint us into a spiritual corner. God will guide and provide but we must listen and do.