Don’t allow Your offense to be the stumbling block in your walk with God. Fix it and move forward.
Do you ever stumble when you’re walking and look back to see what caused you to trip? We look back to see the ‘culprit’ that made us fumble with our footing. Sometimes it is an uneven sidewalk, a rock we didn’t see, tree roots, or just simply clumsiness. How often do we do this in our spiritual walk? Do we simply go on, never looking back and never seeing?
And, “He is the stone that makes people stumble, the rock that makes them fall.” They stumble because they do not obey God’s word, and so they meet the fate that was planned for them. 1 Peter 2:8
He is the answer and when necessary, He will trip us up so that we will turn back to Him. If we keep our focus on God, he will make our paths level and straight.
And I will make my mountains into level paths for them. The highways will be raised above the valleys. Isaiah 49:11
This is what the Lord says: “I will go before you, Cyrus, and level the mountains. I will smash down gates of bronze and cut through bars of iron. And I will give you treasures hidden in the darkness— secret riches. I will do this so you may know that I am the Lord, the God of Israel, the one who calls you by name. Isaiah 45:2-3
We must follow God through his Spirit.
Then he said to me, “This is what the Lord says to Zerubbabel: It is not by force nor by strength, but by my Spirit, says the Lord of Heaven’s Armies. Nothing, not even a mighty mountain, will stand in Zerubbabel’s way; it will become a level plain before him! And when Zerubbabel sets the final stone of the Temple in place, the people will shout: ‘May God bless it! May God bless it!’” Zechariah 4:6-7
Prayer: Father, help me to do your will and walk in the paths you have prepared for me. Help me to listen to the Holy Spirit. Thank you for laying the groundwork in my life and engineering a level path to walk on. Thank you for your provision and for smoothing out the avenue set before me.