This morning a friend and I walked through a preserve near my house. She was unfamiliar with the place, so it was up to me to take the lead. In the past, my husband has always led the way, and I’ve followed without really paying attention. This morning, it was up to me.
At each decision-making point, where another way presented itself, I made a decision inwardly praying we wouldn’t end up going in circles or getting lost. We did make it back, but the fear of losing the way distracted me from being fully present with my friend.
Sometimes I feel this way in my relationship with God. I’m either following without paying attention, or I’m trying so hard to make the right decisions, I actually neglect to be fully present with him. My fear is the distractions of life, however good they seem, may in fact be taking me in the wrong direction.
I’ve come to the conclusion, I may have an inaccurate understanding of the Holy Spirit and his role in the life of a believer – my life.
So for the next few days, I’ll be sharing what I’m learning about what it means to be “in step with the Holy Spirit.” (Galatians 5:25 ESV)
Please feel free to comment as you feel led, but I ask you support everything you say with Scripture. I want to stay grounded in the truth.
But the Helper, the Holy Spirit, whom the Father will send in my name, he will teach you all things and bring to your remembrance all that I have said to you. (John 14:26 ESV)