“In all your ways know and acknowledge and recognize Him, And He will make your paths straight and smooth [removing obstacles that block your way].” – Proverbs 3: 6 AMP

Alternate Route PicHow many times have you strayed away from the “straight and narrow” path of life? How many wrong turns, alternate routes or U-turns have you made because you thought you had it all figured out? I’ve taken too many to count, but today I want to focus on a more recent “alternate route” taken on my journey through life (I just can’t seem to get it right…I digress for now lol)

So as you all know I started a graduate certificate program in August and I’ve wrote about the struggles of balancing it with everything else I have going on in my life. Well, sadly I report today that ship has come and gone HA! LOL! I did finish the semester with an A (yay!!) but was not feeling returning for another semester, at least not right now anyway. I didn’t feel like I was giving it my all and although I enjoyed the content of the class, I was over the concept of going to school. I’m like okay I did it, I told myself for years I’d go back, so I did but now I’m like nahhhhhhhhhhhh this is just not for me. So that got me to thinking was this really a part of my Father’s plan for my life or was this just Katesha getting in the way (again) and trying to do things on her own. I’ll take the latter for $500 Alex!

How many of you know that no matter what you may do to take your life into your own hands, God will get your attention any way He has to in order for you to realign yourself in His will. So here I am with one class under my belt, no desire to return to finish the certificate and now another bill to finish paying off….just another self-afflicted obstacle to get to where He wants me to be. Through prayer and meditation God showed me that what I was chasing after with that graduate certificate He has already laid it out before me without ever having to start that program. You see I wanted to take that program so that I could work with women to encourage, counsel and minister to them with a “certification” behind my name. God reminded me that one I have been placed in a ministry position at my church to work directly with women as the director of the women’s ministry (not title dropping just trying to use an illustration) and two He’s opened the door for me to reach women all over through this blog. In both venues I can do all that I desired to do through that certificate. I was so busy chasing my dream that I ventured off the original path that lead to Him. He has it all in control, not me, and through Him only can I accomplish that which He has already placed inside of me. Wow talk about an eye opener and a slap back to reality!

So today I encourage you to make sure that every step you take through life is ordained by the Master. Make sure that you are walking solely in His Will and not in your fleshly desires. Continue to make your requests known to Him and put Matthew 6:33 into motion:

“But first and most importantly seek (aim at, strive after) His kingdom and His righteousness [His way of doing and being right—the attitude and character of God], and all these things will be given to you also.”

Forget the alternate route, stick with the original plan, HIS PLAN, and I promise that you will not fail.

Peace & Blessings,

sig KT