The Straight and Crooked Line (Psalms 119:105)

Every morning, I walk a path from my car to my office. I deliberately park about 50 yards away to give myself time to think about the day’s upcoming activities and to realign my priorities with God’s. As I walk the cement parking lot, my eyes are often drawn to a very prominent crooked crack. If my face were at ground level, the crack would seem to meander aimlessly. But from the vantage point of five feet above the ground, this seemingly chaotic crack now reveals a relatively straight path to the end of the parking lot. Thus, even wide deviations of 6 inches are diminished when viewed from this different perspective. The crack is headed straight and true to the expected end.

Your word is a lamp to my feet and a light to my path.
Psalms 119:105

There are so many times when it appears that the path that God is taking me in life is veering off course, meandering aimlessly like this parking lot crack. But it is my lack of patience and lack of faith that hinders me from seeing God’s providence and His sovereign plan for my life. If I could see my path from His perspective and vantage point, it would be quite obvious that He is leading me down a straight and narrow path to do the work of His Kingdom for His glory, and not mine.

I need to be continually reminded that God is illuminating my path and guiding me, in spite of my stubbornness to want go in my direction. Spending time in His word, seeking God in prayer, and living a life devoted to serving Him-this is how I keep on the straight line to God.

Love and respect the Lord; seek His will in your life.