Oh, how I need to be led in the way everlasting by the One who is qualified to do the leading! God created me and no one knows me better. He knows my strengths and failures, my gifts and my fears, and He knows best how I should navigate my days. I know that my "compass" should be pointed to Him all the day long, but sometimes I get sidetracked. (Anyone else out there like that?) I focus on "fixing" things that were never meant to be my responsibility for "fixing". Or worse, I don't give the Lord a second thought as I go about my daily business.
I may think that I am doing things for the right reasons, but upon further investigation, I find that my vision is short-sighted and sometimes even self-gratifying. When I try to lead without Him (whether at home with my kids or in service to others), I become frustrated and ineffective. God's love is infinite. His resources are without end. His mercies are new every morning. May He search our hearts, see our motives and correct our ways. My prayer is that we would go to Him first as the Source of all things, rather than our last resort. I hope you have a wonderful week, sweet friends. Your visits mean so very much to me!