"If you write FOR a particular market or FOR a particular editor you will often miss the mark. But if you write because your fingers have danced across the keyboard, because a character has tapped you on the shoulder, because a story has settled in your heart, then even if you never sell it you have done the work you were meant to do. And sometime, dear readers, real magic happens." Jane Yolen


Tightrope: Monday Manna

This week, Vonnie is hosting Monday Manna, so be sure to pop over to My Back Door and read the other entries, and link up if you want to participate.

You broaden my path beneath me, so that my ankles do not turn. Psalm 18:36 NIV

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We all have a path to walk. If we are in tune with God, the path we're on is exactly where the Lord wants us. But sometimes, staying on target isn't as easy as it seems.

You feel like you're surrounded by bad choices, that even the slightest turn could take you on the wrong path. It's like walking a tightrope. One turn of the ankle, and you're not only off track, but you're free-falling to the hard ground.

But that is not the way it's meant to be. God will "broaden my path" so I don't have to keep my eyes on my feet - instead, I'll keep my eyes straight ahead on my goal - or straight up on the One who is leading the way.

If I'm on that tightrope, it feels like a balance beam. The balance beam is a 2x4. And the 2x4? Solid ground. My steps can be sure, because He is in control, and He's made my path wider.


Thanks for reading! Be sure to stop on over to Vonnie's blog for more Monday Manna.

Paving Rough Roads With God's Presence


  1. This reminds me of tumbling class, where the instructor puts the beam on the floor so that the kids can build confidence. When they move to the high beam they have more trust. Plenty to ponder with today's verse.

  2. Looking at our feet rather than the goal leaves more apt to miss the mark. Great points you brought out.

  3. Yes, don't look at our feet, look at the Savior!


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