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.