I grew up in a time when there were no smart phones and no GPS. Everyone relied on paper maps to find the best route to their destination. Sometimes the map did not make sense and you found yourself going in circles. When you discovered you were lost, one option was to ask someone for directions.
It was a humbling thing to admit to someone you were lost and that you needed direction. Sometimes the advice was spot on and you reached your destination, other times the advice turned out to be misleading and you became even more lost. Finding the right person to direct you was very important.
It’s a lot like life. Sometimes we feel lost and disoriented and in need of someone to guide us. Where we seek direction is critically important since there are many things that can lead us astray. Even the sources that everyone turns to and trusts, like the map app on your phone, can sometimes give you the wrong directions.
Psalm 24 reminds us: “All the paths of the LORD are lovingkindness and truth To those who keep His covenant and His testimonies (verse 10).” God is the source of truth and direction for your life: “Good and upright is the LORD; Therefore He instructs sinners in the way (8).” But we must be willing to humble ourselves before God, seek His direction and follow the path he gives us: “He leads the humble in justice, And He teaches the humble His way (9).”
© 2022, Chris G Thelen
Jesus said to him, “I am the way, and the truth, and the life; no one comes to the Father but through Me. – John 14:6 (NASB)