“You, however, have followed my teaching, my conduct, my aim in life, my faith, my patience, my love, my steadfastness, my persecutions and sufferings that happened to me at Antioch, at Iconium, and at Lystra – which persecutions I endured; yet from them all the Lord rescued me” (2 Timothy 3:10-11).
Whom do you follow? Who has been an example to you of how to live? Are you just doing what you do because the world is directing you, or are you intentional about the direction you are moving? Do not be led by the world, but by the Lord. He will show you the way of everlasting life. He will guide you into goodness through His mercy and grace. Come to Him and let Him be your leader.
Lord, I do find that I am often prone to wandering. Keep me from being aimless in life. Guide me in Your goodness to see that in You is all hope and an eternal future. Lead me according to the precepts You have given once, for all. Send my way those who will encourage me in the proper way of life. Rescue me from all harm and danger. Guide me, Lord, in the goodness of Your grace.
Thank You Lord Jesus for being my mentor. Thank You for suffering for all of our sakes. Guide me now and always so that I would hold fast to the truth You have revealed once for all. Help me stand firm through those times of temptation that will come. Keep me steadfast in You, O Lord. Increase my faith, strengthen my walk, grant me patience, and help me through all sufferings in order that I may look to You and walk by faith through all things that come my way. Amen.