Have you ever wondered if you are going the right way? If the path you have chosen is really taking you to your destination? A few days ago, I was watching the Instagram Story of an American actress. She and her husband were just on a hike, looking for the trail that was shown on their map. When she said she didn’t know if they were going the right way, he replied, „We’re just following Jesus, of course we’re going the right way.“ You know, this statement really is true. If you follow Jesus, you are going the right way.
Jesus answered, “I am the way and the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me. John 14,6
You do not follow just anyone, but you follow THE way, THE truth and THE life. Jesus is the way that never leads you astray. Jesus is the truth that always sets you free. Jesus is the life that gives you fulfillment, future and hope. You can rely on Jesus because he loves you and only has your best interest in mind. Even when you are in the middle of a challenge or facing huge problems, just follow Jesus.
Even though I walk through the darkest valley, I will fear no evil, for you are with me; your rod and your staff, they comfort me. Psalm 23,4
There may be dark valleys in your life, but you will not stay there. Jesus is with you, he takes you by the hand and leads you through. He leads you to freedom, to green pastures and still waters (Psalm 23,2). Fix your eyes on Jesus and focus on what he has done for you on the cross. He bore every sin, sickness, infirmity and pain for you. What He bore, you no longer have to bear. He was forsaken so that you would never be alone again. Follow Jesus by hearing his word and fixing your eyes on him. Let him fight the battles for you. You do not have to know what the solution is, how to overcome the difficulty, or how your dreams will come true. That is God’s business. When worries and fears come up, just say: „Jesus, I can not do it, but you can. I do not know how this situation can change, but my eyes are on you, it is your battle. Thank you for not leaving me. Thank you for having everything under control.“
I will instruct you and teach you in the way you should go; I will counsel you with my loving eye on you. Psalm 32,8
Often we do not know what’s next or which direction to go. But Jesus knows. You may not always understand everything but know that following Jesus will always lead you to your destination. Following him means trusting him. To trust that he knows more than you, to trust that he sees further than you, to trust that he loves you and has only your best interest at heart.
When God made a promise to Abraham, because he had no one greater by whom to swear, he swore by himself, saying, “I will surely bless you and multiply you.” Hebrews 6,13-14
When you follow Jesus, you follow the One who has committed Himself to bless you. Favor and grace follow you all the days of your life simply because Jesus loves you. He has done everything so that you can live a blessed life today. It has nothing to do with what you do or don’t do, but it depends solely on what Jesus did for you on the cross. Follow Jesus and let His grace fill your life. Follow Jesus who deeply loves you and lavishes His blessings on you. Follow Jesus and you are going the right way!