The Long & Winding Road


The Beatles have a song called “The Long and Winding Road”. The very first verse of the song reads:

The long and winding road
That leads to your door
Will never disappear
I’ve seen that road before
It always leads me here
Lead me to your door.

The path that God is taking me on feels just like this! The long and winding road that will lead me to his door is one full of hardship, temptation, joy, excitement, nerves, expectancy and unexpectancy, prayer, accountability and praise. In the last few weeks, the jealous one (satan who is jealous of Christ) has been working over time. He has tried to get into my marriage, revive eating disorder feelings, and stepped in the door at work. Some have been easier than others to press down and rebuke him in, but at the end of the day MY JESUS does prevail. I am a smart enough Christian to know he has lost in these areas so he will be trying in other areas. I have to be on my defense and be ready. Some don’t know it yet, but I am even going to be warning certain people in my life so they can head this off with me if satan tries to create road blocks with them. But see, what satan doesn’t understand is nothing is a road block. He may cause a detour for a moment, but with God I get to go around it and keep moving forward!

I received an email recently with the following scripture in it:

James 2:17     Faith By itself, If it is not accompanied By action is dead.

I love when I receive confirmations of what I am already doing, lol, it lets me know I’m on the right path. I had already had it in my heart that I needed to begin studying the word (for speaking to people while singing) and learning a repertoire of songs. God has shown me  I needed to be “ready at all times”.  (At a drama competition I was extended an invitation to sing at, I was asked to sing a second time and had nothing ready to sing.)

The next line reads “that will never disappear”. This is so true! God promises to always be there for us. No matter what, it’s us who steps away. He is always in the same place. Genesis 17:7 says, “I will make my promise to you and your descendants for generations to come as an everlasting promise. I will be your God and the God of your descendants.” Deuteronomy 4:31 says, ” The Lord your God is a merciful God. He will not abandon you, destroy you, or forget the promise to your ancestors that he swore he would keep.” God doesn’t break what He promises!

The last lines read “I’ve seen that road before It always leads me here Lead me to your door.”. How true is this? We see the road God gives us all the time, we know it’s there and yet we choose to ignore it or more often, find a way that is “easier”.  But where does that really get us? Right back where we started. Don’t be like the Isrealites and be lost in the desert for 40 years when it could of only taken 11 days to get where you needed to go! Follow the path exactly as God has laid it out for you and it will lead to HIS door, to HIS want for your life and it’s purpose. The very last line of “lead me to your door” should be our prayer to God every single day of our lives. We should continuously ask for Him to lead and direct, guide and shepherd us along our way to finding that door. Asking God for this is not a sign of weakness or lack of manhood… on the contrary, it’s the exact opposite! Showing you have the humility to ask for these things makes you more of a man than anything else in this world. It’s like asking for directions… a man who refuses to ask is being prideful because he doesn’t want to show he doesn’t know how to get somewhere (that there is actually something he doesn’t know!) God already knows what we don’t know, so you might as well ask!

Psalm 94:10-12
11
The Lord knows the thoughts of man, that they are vain (empty and futile–only a breath).

1 Corinthians 3:19-21
20
And again, The Lord knows the thoughts and reasonings of the [humanly] wise and recognizes how futile they are.

My current path is exciting and nerve racking at the same time. I’m overjoyed to be doing the things God has shown me to do because I know the quicker I get them completed, the quicker I can move to the next step! Then the next… then the next… it’s a whirlwind of experiences. I sort of have this “pre planning” feeling going on — I’m a planner by nature — and God keeps putting these creative ideas in my head that I can’t get on paper fast enough for the future!!!!

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