Let Him Direct Your Steps
O Lord, I know that the way of man is not in himself: it is not in man that walketh to direct his steps.
That you can not direct your course through the world, that your best concerted plans will often fail, that your sanguine expectations will be disappointed, and that your fondest worldy wishes will terminate in mortification can not admit of a momentary doubt. That God can direct you, that He actually controls all your concerns, and that, if you commit yourselves to His care, He will direct you kindly and safely, can be doubted only of choice.
The infinitely wise, great and glorious benefactor of the universe has offered to take men by the hand, lead them through the journey of life.
But if you wish God to be your guide and your friend, you must conform to His pleasure.
That part of His pleasure, which you are to obey, is all summed up in the single word duty, and it is perfectly disclosed in the Scriptures. The whole scheme is so formed as to be plain, easy, profitable and delightful
Heaven is your proper home. The path, which I have recommended to you, will conduct you safely and certainly to that happy world.
T. Dwight, Worlds Greatest Sermons