Headed in the Right Direction

Since moving to Atlanta, I’ve learned to be quite a navigator. My current career path requires that I know the city and its suburbs. From 285 to 675 to Peachtree to Peachtree Industrial it can be very confusing navigating your way through metro Atlanta. Edgewood NE or Edgewood NW, it’s enough to make you say “I give”!

In essence life can be the same way. Each day we decide which direction we will take whether it involves the streets or the expressway. Everyday we seek direction, but do we seek God daily for His direction in making the best choices when it comes to relationships, purchases, career choices, and other day-to-day decisions?

For me this has not always been the case, but as I have grown and matured in His word and will for my life, I know seeking His direction is necessary to minimize the frustration in my life.

India Arie’s “Headed in the Right Direction” declares she is headed in the right direction because of love; faith, intuition, and wisdom are leading the way. Who is leading the way in your life when it comes to the direction or path your life will follow?

In 2004 at the age of 30, I moved to Fort Wayne, Indiana, knowing only one person who then moved back South. It was a scary and lonely time in my life, but I knew that God made this opportunity available for a reason. One morning while preparing for church I was listening to Robert Shuler (I didn’t have cable and came to realize there is some good teaching on regular TV …sorry TBN….LOL). He spoke about direction and paths for our life and he uttered Psalms 32:8. It stuck with me instantly and today I share my insights on this scripture and others.

This scripture (Psalms 32:8) tells us exactly what He will do if we go to Him for direction. It says:

I will instruct you and teach you in the way you should go;
I will counsel you and watch over you.

In this passage God is telling us that He will direct the way to go, but this is only done when we go to Him for direction. He not only guides, but promises to protect us. We couldn’t ask for more!

Proverbs 3:5-6 tells us again, but adds an important factor in our daily walk trust AKA faith. This scripture also goes on to tell us that we cannot rely on our own understanding and that God must be acknowledged and relied upon to assist us.

Trust in the LORD with all your heart
and lean not on your own understanding;

in all your ways acknowledge him,
and he will direct your paths.

Today I challenge you to seek the master navigator for direction in your life. Ask the master navigator to lead you with His love for you, give you a greater faith so He can lead you, the Holy Spirit to speak you, and increased wisdom to follow His lead when He directs.

Your Queenly and Confident Humble Servant I am,

Zakiya!

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