Road Map

Road maps are pretty useful when we’re in a strange place. Even better, we can use a GPS! But can you imagine trying to navigate a place you’ve never been to before with no assistance whatsoever? It can be terribly confusing and more than a little nerve-wracking. Sometimes that’s the way life feels. It’s as if we’re trying to navigate our day without directions, and everything just becomes a big mess. The good news is, we do have someone to guide and direct us, and He’s with us 24/7.

Seek his will in all you do, and he will show you which path to take. (Proverbs 3:6, NLT)

When we’re saved, we receive the Holy Spirit, which is a part of the Trinity (Father, Son, and Spirit). The Holy Spirit lives inside of us and can be thought of as our conscience, in a way. He reminds us to do the right thing, and when we’ve sinned He convicts us, urging us to go to God and confess so that we can be forgiven.

Sometimes we claim that God isn’t giving us any direction in life. But think about it: Are you seeking His direction? Are you actively trying to do His will? Proverbs 3:6 clearly states that if you do so, He will “show you which path to take”. Sounds a lot like direction to me!

And we know that God causes everything to work together for the good of those who love God and are called according to his purpose for them. (Romans 8:28, NLT)

However, there are times when we really don’t know what God is doing. This is because we are unable to see the big picture, and we often don’t understand how God is able to bring good from the bad. But the verse above promises that, whatever happens, it will work together for our good.

Let me sum this up with three things:

  • Make sure you have the Holy Spirit inside of you, giving you direction. Only by accepting Jesus as your Savior and asking Him to come into your heart and wipe away your sins can this happen. If you want to learn more, read Becoming A Christian.
  • See if you are wholeheartedly seeking God’s will in your life. If you aren’t doing this, it’s like ignoring your navigator’s directions; you’ll end up hopelessly lost!
  • Always remember that, even if you don’t understand your current circumstances, God is working everything out for “those who love God and are called according to His purpose for them.” That’s us!


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