Have you ever felt like you were paving the way for another person to travel? John the Baptist knew he was preparing the way for others to hear and receive the message that Jesus, the Christ, was born to deliver. Sometimes as leaders, when we are charting a new path in unknown or unfamiliar territory, we may have doubts about the final destination – even wondering if the chosen path will actually get us to where we want to go. Finding himself in prison, John the Baptist began to have doubts. Jesus, learning of John’s doubts, sought to reassure him. He suggested John consider the evidence and accomplishments of Jesus’ earthly ministry. As we consider the path that God has placed us on, let us consider all of the times when God has been faithful. May the Holy Spirit remove any doubts we have about fully committing to and following Jesus.