Mark 1:17a–Then Jesus said to them, “Follow Me.”
GPS programs are everywhere these days, on our phones, in dedicated handheld units, and even built into our cars. But we don’t always follow their directions to a T. Sometimes we turn off the programmed path hit a Starbucks, fill up with gas, or grab some lunch.
Fortunately, the unit doesn’t blow a circuit when we deviate from the prescribed course. It doesn’t scream, “Now you’ve done it; you’ve ruined everything! You’ll never find Disneyland now!” No the device simply says, “Rerouting…” and then, based on your current location, offers newly-computed directions to your destination.
And that’s the way it is when we’re following the Lord. Yes, sometimes we fail, make mistakes, or miss the mark, and yet God doesn’t scream back at us, “Look what you’ve done! Now you’ll never see your dreams come true!
No, He just starts rerouting…
You may have ignored God’s directions in the past, but if you’ll turn to Him now, He’ll get you right back on track. Follow His instructions, because He’s already at work, computing the quickest route to get you from where you are to where you want to be.
Today’s Prayer: Heavenly Father, I’ve messed up. Some of my choices weren’t the best, and now I can’t see my way out of this tangled maze. Will you lead me Lord? I promise to follow you closely, for only you know the way from where I am to where I want to be.
*The message above is from David’s new 30-day devotional “More Encouraging Words,” available along with his other ebooks on Amazon, Barnes and Noble, the iBookstore, and other fine online retailers.