There are two things evident in Abraham’s life: He had a heightened sensitivity to the voice of God when it came to what he should do and where he should go. Second, he stayed on the path once he started. Abraham made many decisions along the way that are a bit suspect but always followed his vocation and calling. His steps were not always a straight line but his God directed path was precisely followed and he stayed on the path without getting detoured.
It is very easy to follow a path that God does not direct us to follow. I know, I have done this more than I want to admit. I suspect that you have done the same. Then, through secret or apparent guidance, God redirected us back to the path we are innately compelled to be on in life. Without this divine intervention most of us would drift our whole life and marginalize the opportunities to optimize our business and work successes, familial happiness, and spiritual growth.
We should pray for help to overcome distractions, and any fear or anxiety we might have now or in the future to follow the path God has set in front of us. Although a bit scary, this might include an attitude adjustment, less or more responsibility, and a host of other things that need changing along the way. Yet, it’s hard to disagree that this is the best way for the best outcome in life.
Joseph C. Hutchison, Rochester Hills, Michigan 2020