Where are we going? Have you ever gotten in a car with someone and after they veered from the supposed route asked this question? Our walk with God can look this way also. We want to follow God, we want to have God in our lives. When we look ahead of us, we realize we are headed in the wrong direction.
We must consider where we are headed when we begin going anywhere. If you are going to the Grand Canyon driving east towards Chicago will not help us reach the destination. Too often when our destination is supposed to be a faithful walk with God we take a detour. This detour will distract us from reaching our destination and lead us to sin.
When we use a GPS after we make a wrong turn the voice will inform us that the GPS is recalculating. Then the GPS will guide us to take a course that will return us to our original goal.
When we take a wrong turn away from God we do not have the wisdom of the GPS us returning us to God. Instead we have the voice of the adversary directing us. But this voice will not take us back to our path to God it will encourage us to go farther from God often attempting to cover-up our sin.
There is only one way to recalculate with God when we sin. To recalculate with God we must admit we are headed the wrong direction and repent. When we repent, we do not easily make the same mistake twice.
Matthew 3:1-3 In those days John the Baptist came, preaching in the wilderness of Judea and saying, “Repent, for the kingdom of heaven has come near.” This is he who was spoken of through the prophet Isaiah: “A voice of one calling in the wilderness, ‘Prepare the way for the Lord, make straight paths for him.’”
We are to make our path straight and head only towards God.
Written by Joyce E Poggensee
Verses referenced Matthew 3:1-3