Blaze a Path
“But the children of Israel had walked on dry land in the midst of the sea, and the waters were a wall to them on their right hand and on their left” (Exodus 14.29 NKJV).
When I imagine the fledgling nation of Israel walking through the middle of the Red Sea with a wall of water on their right and left, I get a glimpse of what it means to walk by faith. God has an extremely specific purpose for each of us. We are all one-of-a-kinds planted in this section of life for a definitive and essential purpose. Our insecurities may prompt us to try to blend into what everyone else is doing, but we can’t do that! We can appreciate the faith-steps of those on right and our left and learn from their individual journeys, but we must always remember that our paths (though intertwined) are completely separate from theirs. We may be walking the same direction in God’s divine plan, but we each carry our very own piece of His Kingdom’s fulfillment. The worst thing we can do is to covet someone else’s design and purpose and sacrifice our own to be exactly like them. God’s imagination and glory is so deep and wide that He is able to create endless expressions of His will, which allows each of us to blaze our own paths. We all find our salvation through Jesus; however, the display of Jesus in each of our lives is individually beautiful, unique and important!
“But the gateway to life is very narrow and the road is difficult, and only a few ever find it” (Matthew 7.14 NLT).