We all get off course sometimes. We face hardship and challenges that derail our plans and cause us to question what we’re doing and where we’re headed. We make poor choices that take us down dark alleys that seem to have no way out. Sometimes we’re left spinning out of control, and sometimes we’re stopped dead in our tracks. It may seem hard or impossible to reset our path and start anew. It may feel like we’re trekking the path alone, without support or encouragement.
But we are not alone.
“Trust in the Lord with all your heart and do not lean on your own understanding; in all your ways acknowledge Him, and He will make your paths straight” (Prov. 3:5-6). One of the quickest ways to reset our path is to simply surrender to God. By simply surrendering, I am referring to submitting to God’s authority over your life. Many times, we get in our own way of peace, healing, freedom, and healthy change. We try to take it all upon ourselves to find our way. However, Jesus gave His very own life to redeem, heal, restore, guide, and protect us from anything that crosses our path. In Acts 8:26-40, we glimpse into the life of the Ethiopian Eunuch as he inaugurates his path with God through baptism. This passage reveals that there is absolutely nothing preventing us from being purified, connected, and reset into God’s gracious authority and provision.
Remember, it’s never too late to have a loving relationship with the Lord. Surrounding yourself with love and positivity through the Lord can go a long way toward rebuilding confidence and strength to get through life’s challenges. Imagine how different our lives could be if we asked God to reset our path instead of trying to do it on our own. God is giving us the choice to hit the reset button and emerge from our same old challenging places. We can confess our wrongs and be assured that God is faithful and will forgive us (1 John 1:9).
I hope you are encouraged to push your reset button and consume all of God’s great joys for your life. God is never changing and always reigning, so I simply pray that you begin to recommit yourself and allow the Almighty to reset your path.