I don’t know where I’d be without it.
I rely on my navigation system every day as I make my way around Charlotte; a huge, sprawling, congested city that I am still wildly unfamiliar with.
One of my favorite things has always been just driving around and exploring. When I am ready to head back home, all I do is press one button and I am immediately guided straight back to my driveway-no matter where I am.
Two days ago I found myself stopped at a traffic light, deep in some section of ‘who-knows-where-ville’ when it struck me that I had probably strayed into the wrong “neck of the woods.” It may have been the girl in tight pants and heels sashaying in front of the “Relax Inn” that tipped me off. I didn’t panic, I just pressed “HOME” and followed that soothing voice right back to familiar territory.
My dependence on God is a lot like my dependence on my navigation system. I know He is always there for me and can always be relied on for direction. It is His presence and love that gives me the confidence I need to break through self-imposed boundaries and limitations- push though fear- and live my life in fullness. If I take the time to seek His direction before I set out on my day, I know that I will not run into dead ends or take wrong turns that lead to frustration or despair. And no matter how terribly lost I may get if I’m “free-wheeling it”..I know I can immediately reach out to my heavenly Father and find the trusted guidance I need to get back to where I need to be. He is always there.
The Lord is my rock and the compass for my life. I truly would be hopelessly lost without Him.
The Lord will guide me continually. (Isaiah 58:11)
God will show me the path of life. (Psalm 16:11)
Your word is a lamp to my feet and a light to my path. (Psalm 119:105)
God will instruct me and teach me in the way I should go. He will guide me with His eye. (Psalm 32:8)
Be strong and courageous, do not be afraid or tremble at them, for the LORD your God is the one who goes with you. He will not fail you or forsake you.- Deuteronomy 31-6