I Step Back and Let Him Lead
by Nancy Bowers, RScP
“I will step back and let Him lead the way.” ~Lesson 155, A Course in Miracles
Sometimes, I think it’s up to me to figure things out. I forget that I have within me a guide who knows exactly what would be best for me. But as a student/teacher of A Course in Miracles, I have frequent reminders that I don’t have enough information to judge anything by myself. I need to ask the Holy Spirit and quit trying to act like I am all-knowing. Lesson 155 reminds me, “I will step back and let Him lead the way.”
God is all-knowing. Creative, Intelligent, Peaceful, Loving, and Kind – this Omniscient Being is the Source of all goodness and It is reliable. It can be trusted. It is always present and always generous. There is nothing I must do to earn Its favor. I simply am and that is enough.
So I turn to the Holy Spirit. The part of God that He placed within me that I might never be alone. When I don’t know, which is pretty much always, I ask. I ask to be guided. I ask to be led. I ask for a heart that is worthy of the infinite Love and Abundance that God provides. I ask to remain perpetually in gratitude for the many, many blessings He gives me.
I am forever connected. There is nothing I can do that would separate me from Divine Source Energy. It is what I am. And It is what everyone else is, too. Spirit reminds me of that. That is how loved we are. God will never forsake us, even when we know we have behaved badly. When I am tempted to be hateful, Spirit says choose love. When I am upset and fearful, Spirit says choose again. He tells me, “Step back and let me lead the way.” He sees the Christ is all my brothers. He loves beyond appearances. He recognizes that what is not love is a call for love and He tells me how to handle the situation.
“I will step back and let Him lead the way.” My heart is so grateful for the Guide God placed within me. And I am grateful to know, It is in you, too. All are blessed and when I allow Him to lead the way, the Christ in me speaks to the Christ in you and a Holy Instant has the opportunity to be born. And if it isn’t, I am thankful that I never have to figure it out myself. I can get quiet and God will give me the answer.
I let go of thinking I need to figure anything out. I allow Him to lead. And So It Is. Amen.