I’m reading in the early chapters of Deuteronomy, and one of the things that leaped out at me this morning was God’s direction to the Israelites as they traveled NOT to conquer this land or that land because God had not given that particular property to them.
In heading to the land of promise God had selected for them, they were going to be passing through lots of appealing territory that wasn’t meant for them.
And it struck me that it would be a good way to view my own life, to understand that God has certain (and plentiful) blessings in store for me, if I but set my heart to seek and do His will. But there are plenty of attractive and distracting things along the journey that can, if I let them, turn my heart away from God’s best for me.
It’s as though God is saying to me “I know that particular goal or pleasure or achievement or possession or activity appeals to you. But it’s not what I have in mind for you, and it’s not as good as what I have in mind for you. Leave it be, and trust My wisdom and guidance.”
So, as I journey and adventure, I need to be careful to keep my own desires from diverting me away from what God has chosen as best for me.
Hope all’s well out there, friends, and God bless.