Every time we came to an intersection, we would ask Godwin, "Which way should we go?" His tiny finger would point left, right, or straight, "Dat way," he would advise. In fun, we would follow his suggestions.
We continued to allow Godwin, our three year old, to lead us through the maze. "Dat way." "Dat way."
Reid quickly stepped in. "No Godwin, we are going to go this way," turning right. Godwin no longer held the reigns to lead us, Reid was now showing us the way out. "Come on, this way," Reid beckoned. Godwin, Mom and I followed. Reid traipsed on ahead of us. He was out of sight for a bit, but we could still hear his voice. "Keep coming. This way." Knowing Reid's voice, we continued on toward him.
Within a few moments, we were out of the maze. Thank goodness he led us on the right path. Reid had led us out of confusion into safety.
I looked back at the maze. Corn everywhere. It was difficult to see the correct path, even from the outside.
We spent the majority of our time trusting a three year old to lead us. How could he know which way is on the right path? Yet, we allowed him to be our guide.
"Which way do I go?"
"Dat way," respond the voices of the world.
I wonder how many of us navigate life trusting the wisdom of others with the spiritual maturity of a three year old? We allow advice to flow to us from people who are not grounded in God's word. They tell us, "Go this way."
Finally, in the midst of chaos, once we are deep into a mess, the voice of the Father breaks in. He whispers to us, "My child, you are on the wrong path. You are headed no where. Come this way. Follow this path toward me, and I will lead you. You simply need to follow. Child, come. Follow Me."
Who is leading you today? What are you following? What path are you on and where is it leading?
God is beckoning you. He is whispering wisdom to you. Listen for His voice to lead you.
Child, come. Follow Me.
"The sheep hear His voice, and He calls His sheep own by name and leads them out. When he has brought out all his own, He goes before them, and the sheep follow Him, for they know His voice."