Have you ever wondered how you got to where you are right now? I am so thankful that God has answered so many of my prayers. I have a great husband and two great kids. Sometimes, I still feel anxious. Actually, I feel that way often. Am I afraid that God is going to take everything away? Am I afraid that I am not living up to my role as a stay at home mom? Am I afraid that people will think that I do nothing, since I no longer work at a job? I have this vision of what I am supposed to do and who I am supposed to be, and I never quite satisfy that vision. I always fall short. Sometimes, in small ways. Sometimes, in enormous ways.
Some days we should just reevaluate what path we are waking on. Are we walking on the Lord’s path? Or, are we trying to do everything on our own? Today, I opened up my new bible to a familiar verse. This verse is outlined and underlined in my other bible. I read it again today. “Stand in the ways and see”. Stop and look at where you are. What do you see? I see some things in myself that need to change. “And ask for the old paths, where the good way is”. I am supposed to ask the old paths where the good way is. I need to read the bible and find the right path. Where is the good way? How do I find the good way? When I find these answers, I have to walk the good path. When I follow the good path, I will find rest for my soul. Who doesn’t want rest for their soul? No more anxiety, worries, doubts and fears. Sign me up. The last part says, ‘We will not walk in it.’
Thus says the Lord:
“Stand in the ways and see,
And ask for the old paths, where the good way is,
And walk in it;
Then you will find rest for your souls.
But they said, ‘We will not walk in it.’
–Jeremiah 6:16 (NKJV)
If we could find rest for our souls, why would we not walk in it? Our pastor talked about strongholds of sin in our lives. He suggested fasting and praying. Also, to drink water, if you do fast and pray. I think that everyone has strongholds of sin in their lives. The strongholds of sin push us away from God. Satan tries to tempt us with our weaknesses, so we cannot be as close to God. We have to acknowledge our sins and areas of weakness, then we have to team up with Jesus to fight against these sins. I am writing this for myself, because I need to hear it today. I don’t want to be the person that says, “I will not walk in it.” I want to do God’s will. However, my actions may be saying otherwise, so this an area that I need to work on.