Brother Henry Uzochukwu
While it may make good and logical sense to take the straight course to our desired destination, this is not typically the way God leads anyone. When we study the scriptures this phenomenon becomes evident. Take Joseph for example. God gave a vision and dream that he would be exalted, elevated, and placed in a position of prominence. Even his family would acknowledge that. But the very next thing that happens in Joseph’s life is that he is thrown down into a pit. Now he is the one looking up at his brothers crying for mercy. Then he is sold as a slave. This does not sound like someone who is climbing the ladder of success.
But as if thing couldn’t get any worse, he then becomes a prisoner. But all these circumstances were no mistake. Through all these events, the hand and direction of God was on the life of this man. The way to put Joseph on the throne was through the pit and through bondage and prison. So one day Joseph could look at his brothers and say ye thought evil against me, but God meant it unto good to bring to pass as it is this day, to save much people alive. Proverbs 3:5-6.
How God leads us
1. God leads us when we are free from the world’s grip.
Exodus 13:17. Exodus 8:1; Exodus 13:17; Hebrews 11:8; Romans 12:2; Matthew 6:24
2. God leads us through the round about way.
3. God leads us according to what we can handle.
Mark 10:36-38; Exodus 14:11-12.
4. God leads us in what seems to be the wrong direction.
5. God gives us encouragement along the unpredictable path.