Tuesday: 23rd July, 2019
Reference text: Exodus 14:21-15:1
Exodus 14:23 And the Egyptians pursued, and went in after them to the midst of the sea, even all Pharaoh’s horses, his chariots, and his horsemen.
A ship and a submarine are both designed to move through water, but it will be absolutely unwise for any ship to follow the routine of a submarine and go subsurface because a ship is built to stay on the surface.
Whenever we consciously decide to follow a plan, a path or a person, there is always a temptation to follow as closely as possible. Even when possible, step where they may have specifically stepped because what has worked for them, should also work for us. Sweetheart, that is a dangerous generalisation which often comes with grave consequences because choosing to follow a certain path just because someone else is treading it is not always a good decision.
After seeing Israel march through the red sea on dry land between two walls of water, the Egyptians just followed them. Since they had witnessed them walk through the sea dry shod, they continued their pursuit only realising too late that the path on which they were travelling, although apparently ‘OPEN TO ALL’, was meant only for the Israelites to travel on.
Beloved, it is easy to fall into the trap of following, but blindly. It therefore becomes important to realise that often, the very fact that a path lays ahead does not always mean it is ours to tread. While we all follow the way of the cross, in our lives, each of us has their own unique paths to follow, paths that have not yet been forged.
Your experiences and journey will be and must be different. So don’t force yourself just to follow the path the masses are following.