Travelers, there is no path, paths are made by walking.
– Antonio Machado –
When I read the quote from Machado, I thought “how crazy. Yet, it’s not. Sure, a well worn path is easy to follow. I certainly like having a plan in place in my life. I like doing the research, having a highlighted map, and marking the agenda with a check list of what needs to be done. I like knowing my destination and knowing just how it’ll play out. That sometimes worked when I ran an office, but not always. It led me to many a “good enough” result in my personal life, but in my spiritual life and in my personal walk with the Lord it sure seems VERY clear that He wants so much more than a “good enough” life. So, how to plan that one. . . . can’t be done. Not by me. That’s when trusting in Him comes into the picture. So, like Moses, I approach the virgin land or sea and there is no clear path until the I set forth with the Lord and together we travel and make one. Sounds crazy if I had to do it alone, but I don’t. Wow, is that great realization!
21And Moses stretched out his hand over the sea; and the LORD caused the sea to go back by a strong east wind all that night, and made the sea dry land, and the waters were divided.
22And the children of Israel went into the midst of the sea upon the dry ground: and the waters were a wall unto them on their right hand, and on their left.
– Exodus 14:21-22 –