Logical Paths aren’t Always Logical

I enjoy a rich and fulfilling walk with the Holy Spirit. He has taught me a lot of things that have transformed my life and my work for God.  Recently, the Holy Spirit showed me something remarkable. He said to me, “The most logical path to your goal is the wrong one.” Unfortunately, most folks don’t know this and that’s the reason they fail in the Lord.

The Bible tells us that the way of the Lord, the path that leads to life, is found by very few.

“Enter through the narrow gate. For wide is the gate and broad is the road that leads to destruction, and many enter through it. But small is the gate and narrow the road that leads to life, and only a few find it.
~Matthew 7: 13-14

Only a few find this path because it’s not obvious. It’s not something that makes sense. Everybody else, the rest of the world, as the Bible says, take the wide and  smooth road that leads to destruction. That’s why at the end of every season, only very few people succeed; even in the world.

If the path to success were that obvious, everybody would be successful. If it were  linear, everyone would make it. But it’s not! The pathway to success is not linear; it’s mysterious.

The Bible says:
“There is a way that seems right to a man but in the end it leads to death.”
~Proverbs 14:12

At the end of most seemingly logical paths to success, is disappointment and frustration. However, if you walk with the Holy Spirit, and you are concerned about what seems good to the Holy Spirit first, you will attain success. If it makes sense to the Holy Spirit, and you follow it even when it doesn’t make sense to you, He will guide you to your ultimate destination. In other words, if God tells you to do something that looks illogical, go ahead with it and you will experience His miracles.

The gospels are replete with accounts of individuals who ‘foolishly’ followed the illogical methods of God and experienced awesome miracles.

Jesus attended a wedding ceremony in Cana with His mother, Mary, and His disciples. Halfway through the ceremony, the organizers ran out of wine and his mother besought Him to help out. Jesus then told the servants present to take plain water to the master of ceremony. And they obeyed Jesus! To their wonder and delight, the water turned into wine by the time the master of ceremony tasted it. Passing plain water as wine was a ridiculous step to take; but because the instruction came from Jesus, and they obeyed it, they experienced God’s miracle.

At another occasion, Jesus told Simon Peter to cast his net to catch fish in the very clear sea of Galilee in broad daylight! Peter and others had toiled through the night before — a more logical time to fish in the very clear sea of Galilee — but had caught nothing. However, he obeyed. And they caught such large amounts of fish that their net broke. They experienced God’s miracle.

If you want to walk in the miraculous like these men did,  stop listening to the opinions of the people of the world. You don’t experience the miraculous by walking in the counsel of men. Choose today to seek God’s instructions. Then watch as signs and wonders inundate your life.