A man’s steps are of the Lord; How then can a man understand his own way? Proverbs 20:24 NKJV
My life has taken many twists and turns. I was a food distributor. I served in the Marines. I was a route salesman. My wife and I were professional clowns. I was a real estate broker. I even worked as a substance abuse counselor in a state prison.
I considered myself a missionary. My desire was to serve God. Jesus used me. It was exciting. In time the excitement wore off. I often left feeling like I could not continue working in that environment. I applied for other jobs while working at that prison.
Employment is only one area of my life that has not turned out the way I thought it would. It seems as if there is an invisible hand leading me and directing me along a path I would never have chosen for myself! From the beginning of my walk of faith I asked the Lord not to leave me to myself. I prayed daily and asked the Lord to have His way with my life.
It is Jesus who is leading me and guiding me in the way I should go today!
My greatest desire is to serve Jesus in whatever way the Lord calls me to serve Him. There was a time when serving Jesus meant standing in a room full of convicted felons. Most of them repeat offenders and gang members. On the way to work I prayed. I asked Jesus to be with me. I asked the Lord to give me what I needed when I needed it.
Jesus answered my prayer. He encouraged me when I needed encouragement. Jesus was at work in my classroom when I explained to the inmates they had believed a lie. The Lord opened their understanding when I told them they need to feed their minds on truth even when it hurts to hear it.
My wife and I sold books based on this devotional at church. In my wildest dreams I never thought I would become a published author. The title of the book is Joyfor2day The Battle is the Lord’s. I share my walk of faith in Jesus Christ in the book.
The true author of the book is Jesus. Jesus is the author of my faith. He orders my steps. Jesus leads me and guides me in ways I do not always understand. My life is not my own!
Your life is not your own! It is the Lord of Heaven and Earth who orders your steps today. Trust Jesus to lead you and guide you along the path He has chosen for you. Trust Jesus even when you do not understand where He is taking you!
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