When I think of the times I chose my own way, I realize just how off-base I was. God has already set forth plans for our lives. It’s not that He’s a tyrannical God, who pouts when He doesn’t get His way. He’s not the kind of God who sits back and waits for us to stray off the path, so He can strike us dead. He’s a wise and loving God who knows what is best for you and I.
Thus says the Lord, your Redeemer, The Holy One of Israel: “I am the Lord your God, Who teaches you to profit, Who leads you by the way you should go. – Isaiah 48:17
When we decide to choose a way that is against His will for our lives, we have made a decision to not be as successful as we could’ve been, or we set ourselves up for complete failure. God knows what our flesh can do for us. It will lead us down a passionate and desirous path to destruction. He knows our thoughts from a long way off and when He sees us heading for destruction, He will go through great lengths to convince us to get back on the right path. He does that because He loves us that much!
The ordained path is a way that isn’t necessarily easy, but it’s the best way we can travel on our journey to eternity. One path leads to life and the other path leads to death.
Psalm 139:3; Proverbs 16:25