‘My Guide’

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We went for a walk the other day and studied the map positioned at the beginning of the walk – showing the various trails – and set off to follow one. guide 11Imagine our frustration when after walking only a short way we came to a division of paths – with no indication as to which way to go – choosing one which seemed to go in the right direction we soon came to a dead end – and had to retrace our steps!

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Although at the beginning of the walk various colour codes had been applied to the different paths you could take – there were no markers along the way to indicate which path we were on.

I like to be able to choose which walk I want to take – to decide if I simply want a short stroll – or challenge myself to something more difficult. I especially love to follow those wayside colour coded trails that are accompanied with a map too.

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I like to know where I am on my journey at any particular time – how far I have to go – where the going is easy and where it might be more of a challenge.guide 7



I like to be able to prepare – to know what sort of terrain I’m facing – where can I rest along the way – will there be somewhere to refresh myself. guide 8



I like to know!


How much easier life would be if I could choose which path to take – if I knew how long each stage of the journey would take me – where it would take me. If I could be totally prepared – confident – knowing where I was at any given time. If I knew when to look out for danger – be prepared for those difficult patches.

I don’t know those things – but – one thing I do have is a Guide – One Who walks before me – beside me – and behind me. One Who knows exactly where I am on my journey – Who encourages me when I’m tired – picks me up when I fall – feeds me when I’m hungry – holds my hand on the difficult paths.

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I place my trust in Him – for – He knows the way that I take – nothing will take Him by surprise – He will prepare the way for me wherever I am and whatever I face.

I don’t fear my journey – can walk this life’s path without knowing just where I am – have learnt to simply follow Him – allow Him to lead the way – always eager to see what’s round the corner – without fear – for I know He is with me – ‘whatever’

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One Comment Add yours

  1. Great analogy to life Lois, indeed it would be useful if we could know all the twists and turns, but then it wouldn’t be as much fun!


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