Asking directions is not my favorite thing to do. I always feel that if I stay at it long enough Ill eventually find my way. My wife, Martie, on the other hand, is always quick to ask directions and incredulous about my unwillingness to admit that I dont have a clue about where Im going. In the end, she is the wiser one. She gets to her destination quickly and without angst while I end up getting lost.
Thinking that we are smart enough to navigate life on our own goes contrary to the warning of Scripture that tells us, There is a way that seems right to a man, but its end is the way of death (Prov. 16:25). When we are at a fork in the road, we need to stop and consult the ways of the Lord, for the ways of the Lord are right (Hos. 14:9).
Life is a directional enterprise. Its vitally important to know how to successfully direct our lives toward blessed and peaceful relationships, meaningful acts of love and service, a fulfilling experience with God, and a host of other vitally important destinations.
Asking God for directions isnt just a good ideaits critical. Trust in the Lord with all your heart . . . and He shall direct your paths (Prov. 3:5-6).
Read: Hosea 14
Thanks, Mayor, for today’s sustenance for body and soul.