“Teach me to do your will, for you are my God! Let your good Spirit lead me on level ground.” (Psalm 143:10)
We may occasionally have a problem understanding what the will of God is but its not really a major hindrance in our walk with God. Throughout history, mankind has not really struggled with knowing what to do or not to do. No, mankind’s problem is doing what they understand to do.
Unlike the result of this psalm, man tends to choose unlevel ground. We, humans, love to complicate things, including our lives and our walk with God. We spend more time debating, “Did God really say that?” than we do in doing what God did say. It got Adam and Eve in a lot of trouble and seems to be inherent.
When God says that His thoughts and ways are vastly different than ours, do we readily assume that His are superior? We should because as this verse reminds us God is God and we aren’t and that He has provided a good teacher for us to get us on a level playing field. The psalmist may be suggesting that we are slow to learn because we don’t seek teaching. God will use life to teach us to do His will. Will we allow the Spirit to do that?
Task for Today: If your life is going up and down, you can get it on level ground today. Here’s how: yield to God and the Holy Spirit. Take the ‘it’s you God, not me,’ approach. Become the student instead of the teacher. Allow guidance. Back off and submit to the will of God, and He will teach you and lead you.