Today’s Scripture: God, Who at sundry times and in divers manners spake in times past unto the fathers by the prophets, Hath in these last days spoken unto us by His son, Whom He hath appointed heir of all things by Whom also He made the worlds. Hebrews 1:1-2

God has used different methods to communicate in different ways. God has spoken in different ways to different types of people in different times. God spoke to Abraham, sometimes through dreams, once by sending the Angel of the Lord. God spoke to Moses in a burning bush. The Children of Israel had a visual of God as a pillar of cloud or a pillar of fire to clearly see the path that God was leading them on. God spoke various ways to various men. For instance, He did not tell Abraham what he told Moses.

He had a different, dare I say unique plan for His life. We don’t find the law being given to Abraham, nor do we find some of the things that God told Abraham being told to Moses.In Hebrews chapter eleven we read about the heroes of the faith. It is amazing to see how God used different people in different ways. Each of those people were treasures to God, each one had a different purpose, different trials and a particular, unique path that was set by God.

Hebrews 12:1 says, “Wherefore seeing we are compassed about with so great a cloud of witnesses, let us lay aside each weight and the sin which doth so easily beset us and let us run with patience the race that is set before us.” I love how clearly Hebrews 12:2 instructs us how to navigate on the path that is set for us and our unique purpose chosen by God. The best way to make it is by looking unto Jesus and considering His sacrificial example. Notice that Jesus had joy considering what was set before Him. He looked at things from an eternal perspective. Over and over, I encourage people going through difficult times to see the big picture.

How about you, Christian? Are you wishing your path was easier right now? Are you envying others that seem to have an easier path?

When you realize that God has a unique plan and purpose for your life, it surely takes away the tendency to compare others’ paths with yours. You can attain great joy when you look unto Jesus and see the big picture of God’s plan for you! Have an exciting day, dwelling on the perfect path that is set for you.

Devotional by Pastor Jim Scudder, Jr.