“If you don’t change the direction you are going, then you are likely to end up where you are headed.”
~John Maxwell ~
I ask God all the time, "What are we doing? Where are we going?"
So far He hasn't answered me, except to say, "Just keep doing what you're doing." I can accept that, and I do, but what direction am I going then? Am I living haphazardly without a plan? Am I squandering away valuable time? Am I headed the wrong way?
Do you know where you're going? Do you have a clear cut end result you're shooting for? Am I the only one who feels like they're "playing it by ear?"
What in the world is this quote talking about?!
I can't know for sure, because I don't have a context for it, but I'm guessing we're being encouraged to look at the direction our daily choices are taking us. Do they bring us closer to Christ or further away? I wish I could say that cleared the matter for me considerably, but I have a hard time deciding where some choices lead. For instance, if I choose to buy a caramel latte, does that take me closer to God or further away? What if I buy a new dress? Or decide I need a nap? Am I moving towards Him when I proofread another scholarship essay for my daughter when all I really want to do is go to bed?
How do you know what direction your daily choices are taking you? Am I destined to be in a tug of war between good and bad choices? How can I be sure every decision I make will take me toward the Light and not away? How can I know where I am headed?
But seek first His kingdom and His righteousness, and all these things will be given to you as well.
Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways acknowledge him, and he will make your paths straight.
FIRST I choose to follow and actively seek Him. THEN, I let Him direct the path.
Seek and trust.
Whew. Takes the pressure off a bit, doesn't it? It's not to say we won't mess up, but seeking and trusting will keep us going in the right direction.
Where are you headed? Where will you end up? Want assurance you'll get where you want to go?
Seek and trust.
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