Where do your twisted paths lead?

I made up my mind. I want to live according to God’s Word, according to His commandments and according to His will, leaving my own will and desires. I know that what God wants to do for me is the best thing, so I want to do what the Bible says.

I am very pleased with this decision, because living such a life, I will be happy. However, despite this, sometimes I feel that I am walking in circles and can not find the true path. In my stomach, I clearly feel oppressive uneasiness. There is no way I can find peace. After all, everything should be different?

“He rests me in the pastures of green and leads me to still waters.” (Ps. 23: 2)

Why don’t I feel this peace and quiet? I feel a certain calm because I have God. This realization makes me happy. Despite this, my condition is not as described in the Bible. Why do I feel anxious? And then I found the answer. As usual, the Bible provides answers to my questions. It is written there:

“The way of peace they do not know; there is no justice in their paths. They have turned them into crooked roads; no one who walks along them will know peace.” (Isa. 59: 8)

Am I walking on a twisted path?

What is meant by twisted paths in the Bible? We can always google and the search engine tells me that the synonym for this expression is “a path of intrigue.” This includes duplicity, deception and bluffing. Am I doing this? Am I walking on a twisted path?

This is a deception when I try to “cover up” my sins.
Yes, in fact, this is a deception when I try to “cover up” my sins, and I know that I am prone to this. I have noticed that sometimes I want to hide things that should be done away with. It’s hard for me to leave what I want so much and entrust it to God. As a human being, I do my best to keep what I so want to leave, despite the fact that I know that I need to do away with these things.

Perhaps I cannot trust God with certain things because I am afraid of losing control. Despite the fact that I was tired and decided to leave everything in the hands of God, I still want to continue to be responsible for something. For example, if a person is tired of being selfish, then he is still tempted to hide this sin, because in fact he wants to think about himself and does not want to end it. At least not now.

Deviate from the right path

“Not today. Later. It’s so difficult for me now… ”These thoughts are deception and bluff, they lead me to twisted paths. These paths lead nowhere, they lead me astray and hinder the work and development within me. These paths are twisted and complex, full of dead ends and climbs. It is easy to get lost on them and it is difficult to find the path that the Lord paved for us. A person more and more expands the boundaries and tries to find an excuse for everything, because he does not want to hear the truth and act according to it.

As a result, a person goes so far that he himself does not know where to go. He does not hear the voice of the Lord and does not see His way. “… You will be ever hearing but never understanding; you will be ever seeing but never perceiving. For this people’s heart has become calloused; they hardly hear with their ears,
and they have closed their eyes….” (Matt. 13: 14-15) If I am lucky to return to the true path how long it will take me to get back to where I was before I lost my way. How much wasted time!

If I walk on the true path, I will find real peace.

If I keep my path clean, then I have no reason to feel guilty.
While walking on a dangerous path, a person feels anxiety. In order to get real peace in my heart, I must know that I am walking on the true path and have not turned to some other path. Therefore, I need to stop covering up the sins and deeds that I need to put away with. It is necessary to put an end to any germ of evil thoughts, stinginess and the desire to attract attention.

If I keep my path clean, then I have no reason to feel guilty. I am calm because I know that I am on the right path. This path is clear and bright. It’s an easy road if I keep God’s Word and don’t try to bluff.

“Similarly, anyone who competes as an athlete does not receive the victor’s crown except by competing according to the rules….” (2 Tim. 2: 5)

Author: Heidi Watz Vedvik

Source: Куда ведут твои искривленные пути? (aktivnoyekhristianstvo.ru)

 

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