Word 4U Today

MESSED-UP GPS

MESSED-UP GPS

“I told you to turn at the top of the road!”

“But the GPS said…”

“FORGET THE GPS! WE’VE ENDED UP IN THE RIVER!”

When it comes to the question of your life’s direction, you don’t want to rely on a messed-up GPS to steer you the right way. Here are a few navigation systems to avoid:

1.     Your emotions

Very rarely will raw feelings about something point you down the right path. These powerful little hormone combos make up a large part of who we are, but emotions are also very changeable. Handle with care.

2.     Your mind

Sometimes God’s direction just doesn’t seem logical at all. Rub mud into a man’s eyes and he’ll see (John 9:11). Throw your net down for the thousandth time, and this time you’ll catch some fish (John 21: 5-6). Sounds a bit loco, right? Except, God says clearly, ‘My thoughts are nothing like your thoughts…my ways are far beyond anything you could imagine.’ (Isaiah 55:8 NLT).

3.     Well-meaning people

When someone starts a sentence with ‘God told me to tell you that…’ resist the urge to take everything at face value immediately. While God absolutely does use people to deliver His messages, sometimes people get things wrong. Go to God yourself. Ask Him.

There’s a lot of stuff out there promising to show us the right way, when really what we need is a solid, close relationship with God and a hunger for his Word.

What now?

Check out Proverbs 28: 26 and contemplate what it means to ‘walk in wisdom’.

‘Lead me, O Lord…make straight your way before me.’ Psalm 5:8

Joy Ferdiz

April 13th, 2014

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