Show me Thy ways, O Lord; teach me thy paths – Psalms 25:4

 That which is often asked of God, is not so much his will and way, as his approval of our way. – S.F. Smiley

I have written a lot, prayed a lot, and hoped for a bolt of lightning on occasion about what does God want me to do. I suspect many of you wish your path or journey was slightly clearer as well. But there is a slight difference between a path and duty. There is nothing like the first glance we get at a duty, before there has been any special pleading or rationalizations on our part. It is only after we get involved in self-justification and sophistries of wishing that things were otherwise, that duty seems indistinct. F.W. Robertson says, “Considering a duty is often only explaining it away. Deliberation is often only dishonesty.”

God’s plans for us may at times be obscure, but our duty is not.

About the author

Webb Hubbell is the former Associate Attorney General of The United States. His novels, When Men Betray, Ginger Snaps, A Game of Inches, The Eighteenth Green, and The East End are published by Beaufort Books and are available online or at your local bookstore. When Men Betray won one of the IndieFab awards for best novel in 2014. Ginger Snaps and The Eighteenth Green won the IPPY Awards Gold Medal for best suspense/thriller. His latest, “Light of Day” will be on the bookstands soon.

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