Survival Tip: Trust Your Guide

The journey....it's what makes the reward, well, so rewarding. In this case, after the difficult uphill and unstable hike for over an hour, we arrived at one of the most beautiful waterfalls I've ever seen.

You have to enjoy the journey.  You may be hot and tired but you have to keep thinking about your destination. Each step you take is one step closer to your destination. One step closer to the prize.

The path may be unstable. It may be rocky and all uphill. There may not even be a clearly marked trail, at times, but all you do is continue to follow your guide.

wooden hanging bridge over a river

Honduras is a beautiful country. There are so many things to do in Honduras. We have lived here for five years and have been able to explore quite a bit on our side of the country. I love hiking and I love waterfalls. The hikes here are typically not for children so I don't get to go as often as I would like.  We have brought our kids along on some hikes that are children friendly but when it is a first time hiking a trail I leave them back to see if they would be able to do it or not. There is no way I could have done this hike with them.

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Once we arrived at our destination it was like a hidden paradise that we had all to ourselves. Ice cold, crystal clear water with no trace of trash anywhere. It was so cold but so refreshing after the difficult hike. After I got used to the water I dove into the deep part and swam toward the waterfall. It was a bit difficult because the pressure of the water pushed the water away and into your face. It felt as if you were swimming against a current and someone spraying water into your face.
Big, beautiful waterfall in Honduras

I had someone help me climb onto the rock. Again, because of the pressure of the waterfall, it was hard to get up but once I did it felt amazing.

I only made it there because I followed my guide.
Following a guide up a steep, unstable moutain,

That guide is the key to your survival.

The word guide is a noun and also a verb.  As a noun, it means, "a person who shows the way to others." As a verb, it means, "show or indicate the way (to someone).

Your trust you guide because he knows where he is going. It may appear that you're lost but you don't worry because you trust the guide. He knows the way.

You don't even second guess him; you just go where he directs.

God is our guide. So why do we doubt and worry and second guess Him? He knows where to go and He knows what's best for you.

I looked up some verses to meditate on when you feel lost or struggling to follow your guide.  Copy these verses down, mark them in your Bible, and memorize them.

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 Deuteronomy 31:6
"Be strong and courageous. Do not fear or be in dread of them, for it is the Lord your God who goes with you. He will not leave you or forsake you.”

 Psalm 16:8
"I have set the Lord always before me; because he is at my right hand, I shall not be shaken."

 Proverbs 3:5,6

 "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."

Psalm 25:4

"Lord, direct me throughout my journey
so I can experience your plans for my life.
Reveal the life-paths that are pleasing to you."

Psalm 3:5,6
"I hear the Lord saying, “I will stay close to you,
instructing and guiding you along the pathway for your life.
I will advise you along the way
and lead you forth with my eyes as your guide.
So don’t make it difficult; don’t be stubborn
when I take you where you’ve not been before.
Don’t make me tug you and pull you along.
Just come with me!”

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