The second path is a visible path that is drawn out in life situations, circumstances, society, education, family orientation and social background. For example, during our courtship, God had guided me unto the path of ministry as His eternal purpose for me but my wife wanted me to have a Master’s Degree. This was because of her father’s philosophy that the lowest benchmark for an educated person is a Master’s degree. Even though my wife accepted and supported my calling into ministry, I knew that was the wrong path for me.
One of my friends was also engaged to a very intelligent lady that believed that a Master's degree is the lowest benchmark for an educated person. In addition, she did not believe in full-time ministry and that was my friend’s destiny. One day while talking with the lady, the anointing came on him and the Lord told him to stand in his anointing and ask her, “Will you marry me?” The instruction sounded strange to him because they were already planning marriage but he obeyed. Upon asking her, a male voice spoke out of the lady's mouth and said, “We have been after you for years.” It was the devil that wanted to trap him in a marriage that will take him away from the path God has chosen for him.
The visible path may seem obvious but it is a wrong path. You cannot be all that God wants you to be if you keep going in this path without finding out and walking in God's path for you.
PRAYER: Lord, show me the hidden things about what I am pursuing. Help me to see the hidden dimensions of all I am involved in, in Jesus’ name. Amen!
BIBLE IN A YEAR: Hosea 10:1-14:9, Jude 1:1-25, Psalm 127:1-5, Proverbs 29:15-17