|THIS IS THE ACTUAL COMPASS HANGING|
FROM MY REAR VIEW MIRROR ON THE
DASH OF MY CAR!
My husband installed a compass on the dash of my car.
My son got me a GPS for Christmas one year.
Mapquest is always "on" on my computer, and the navigation on my phone never rests.
But I still get lost. It is actually very irritating to me. I am intelligent. I know the "rules" - face south and east is to your left. ( I think) When I am going somewhere I can follow directions easily enough and can even read a map. I've driven across the entire United States from coast to coast more than once.
The trouble starts when I take a wrong turn.
I have no inner sense of navigation. I lose sense of left or right, north or south. I'm sure I have an inner compass just like everyone else, it's just that mine has no needle!
That's when panic sets in and I turn in so many wrong directions I become hopelessly muddled and truly lost.
I know a lot of people who feel that way about spiritual matters.
Panic sets in deep in their hearts because they've taken a wrong turn or two and now they think they are hopelessly lost.
There is always a way back to the right path to get you where you want to go.
If we are willing to ask directions, we discover there is hope! Lost becomes a thing of the past immediately, even if the journey to where we want to go is a far way off, when we are finally traveling on the right road in the right direction.
Dare to ask directions from One who has mapped out your journey beforehand, Who loves you and has made provision for you. Through Christ, we are not simply "saved" sometime in the future - we have a hope and joy right now! We have purpose right now! We have blessings right now! We are no longer lost, and we are definitely not hopeless.
Wrong turns are forgiven and we are given everything we need to set a course for our journey that leads to where we really want to go; HEAVEN.