In continuation of my "short-term living" series, here's Wednesday's Jesus Calling entry:
Follow Me one step at a time. That is all I require of you. In fact, that is the only way to move through this space/time world. You see huge mountains looming, and you start wondering how you're going to scale those heights. Meanwhile, because you're not looking where you're going, you stumble on the easy path where I am leading you now. As I help you get back on your feet, you tell Me how worried you are about the cliffs up ahead. But you don't know what will happen today, much less tomorrow. Our path may take an abrupt turn, leading you away from those mountains. There may be an easier way up the mountains than is visible from this distance. If I do lead you up the cliffs, I will equip you thoroughly for that strenuous climb. I will even give my angels charge over you, to preserve you in all your ways [Psalms 91:11].It's true that I'm on a fairly easy path right now, but there are a lot of scary-looking mountains on my horizon. Most of them involve being alone; being gradually left behind by friends and loved ones (because let's face it, it happens), without a companion or a calling of my own. I'm not capable of dealing with a lifetime of that, but God's not asking that of me. He just wants me to cope with today. He may lead me away from those mountains, and if He doesn't, He'll give me what I need to climb them when the time comes. The same is true for you, no matter what your mountains look like.
Keep your mind on the present journey, enjoying My Presence. Walk by faith, not by sight [II Corinthians 5:7], trusting Me to open up the way before you.