God has a plan for each of us, a path to walk as we fulfill what he has called us to do.
A question arose in my prayer time recently: Does my walk along this path honor him?
Yes, he sets a path before me and guides me along it, sometimes with gentle nudges, sometimes with a 2×4 upside the head. But always, he leaves me my free will, my freedom to choose. I can leave the path if I want. I can stay on it gratefully or grudgingly.
The choice I make either brings him honor or it doesn’t.
Am I irritated or frustrated that my path seems harder than it should be?
Am I envious that others seem to have an easier path, taste greater success?
What is my attitude as I do the tasks necessary to carry out his assignment? Am I genuinely cheerful? Or do I let others know how much of a sacrifice I make to answer his call? Do I resent one more phone call from someone who needs me?
As Joyce Meyer once put it, do I walk around like a robot, saying “What about me? What about me? What about me?”
A dear friend, who is the most amazing prayer warrior I know, recently shared how she had stopped praying for those in our government because she wasn’t seeing changes. She told how the Lord showed her how her attitude made her prayers ineffective to the point where she stopped praying for those in government.
Her attitude changed when she learned she needed to sincerely pray in forgiveness and love for those in authority for her prayers to “have great power and produce wonderful results.” James 5:16 (NLT) She had to get her walk right.
Are you frustrated in your walk with in God, in your writing, in your job, relationships, church, family, or any other area? We need to stop and examine our attitudes.
Is our Christian walk honoring him?