Picture this, you and your dad are hiking in the mountains. It’s just the two of you walking along a straight path, enjoying this time together with no worries in the world. Then out of the blue, you come across this injured bird that can’t fly. You’re attention is now completely on this flightless creature. You spend several days taking care of it, nurturing it back to health. You’ve become really attached to this bird now and it’s going with you everywhere you hike.
One day, all of a sudden it flies out of your hands. But instead of letting it go, you begin chasing it. It steers you off the path you were on and you’re running as fast as you can. You’re so focused on the bird that you don’t realize you’re running straight off a cliff! As you’re falling, you’re able to catch the bird with one hand and a branch with the other. Your father comes running and is yelling, “let the bird go, he’s ready to fly”. And you’re yelling back, “But Dad, I’m not ready, what if it doesn’t come back?” You know your father knows best, you know he just wants you out of danger. Question is, are you willing to trust him?
There are things in our lives that can get us off course. Things which lead us off the path God has set for us to walk on. It could be our hobbies, our job, our talents, our dreams, could even be friends or family. We need guidance, we need direction and we need our Father to be the one to give it to us.
Holy Spirit, what am I holding on to that I need to let go of in my life? What is steering me off the path You have chosen for me? Holy Spirit reveal to me anything that is keeping me from pursuing a relationship with Jesus.
Trust in the Lord with all your heart; do not depend on your own understanding. Seek His will in all you do, and He will show you which path to take. – Proverbs 3:5-6