“I will instruct you and teach you in the way you should go; I will counsel you and watch over you.”
We often come to places in life where we don’t really know which way to go, or how to respond in a situation. This promise assures us that God knows the way. Many times, over the years I have been in situations where I didn’t know which way to turn. Stress it can cause so much confusion. I’ve noticed it can build up or it can hit you like a freight train, either way, it’s not from God.
His solution will come if you just ask and know how to wait. Once I was in a job interview and it was going very well, suddenly the interviewer asked, “If you were a cartoon character who would you be?”
This by design was meant to throw me off balance and to see how I would react to such an awkward question, and it did. I hadn’t watched a cartoon in years, suddenly this voice said, “Elmer Fudd!” I knew this wasn’t me and it certainly wasn’t God. As the eternal seconds ticked by and the two men sat staring at me I held my composer, while this battle engaged in my mind. Again, I heard “Elmer Fudd!” shout at me and I thought I am not saying Elmer Fudd! This happened about three times in my mind. I thought Lord I need help.
Then I remembered my oldest son as a child used to watch this cartoon. I said, “What’s the name of that cartoon where the cars turn into robots?” They looked at each other and came up with the Transformers. I asked, “The robot that led the good guys what was his name?” They said, “Optimus Prime?” Then I said, “I would be Optimus Prime.” The two men looked at each other and said, “Man that’s a good answer.” This was before the movie. Inside I knew that the Holy Spirit had bailed me out. This is how God sees you as a leader, not as a foolish cartoon character.
He promises to watch over you and instruct you, how awesome is that?