All our lives we look to someone else to show us the way. As a child, my father couldn’t leave the house without having me as his shadow. My mother never had to look to know when the kitchen screen door banged shut, she could look out across the yard and there I’d be following Dad out to the barn.
Until one day, I heard my Dad go out the door without me and I tried to catch up, but he’d gone a different direction. I got lost and ended up on the other side of the barn and down the road at the neighbor’s house. I was six or seven at the time, but what I remember most, was the neighbor boy taking me by the hand and bringing back to where I belonged.
Through out the years, I’ve found myself stuck in hard places, difficult situations, and making tough decisions. You’d think that we reach adulthood we would know the way, know the answers, and would be the one to guide others. And sometimes we are.
As my children are growing older, they come to me seeking wisdom, advice, and guidance. It doesn’t mean they will always listen and follow what I have instructed them. Just as now, in this season of my own life, I seek out those who have gone through these trials of life before me for their thoughts on matters from experience.
What I have found is that we don’t always have the answers. And it’s okay that you don’t.
For in every season of your life, there will be those who will listen, share, and direct you on the right path.
You make known to me the path of life; you will fill me with joy in presence, with eternal pleasures at your right hand. Psalms 16:11 NIV
One day that season may lead you to shine the light on the path of others who are lost and confused.