TODAY THE WORDS are TURNING A CORNER IN LIFE. I have lived life on many streets and even in many cities. I have lived in a different state and even a different country. I say this to set the stage for this message. Most of us have taken different roads with schools, work, family, etc. We have sometimes lived different lifestyles and have had little money, average money, and more money. We have gone back and forth in work and relationships. Some have gone in different directions of faith. To sum it up; Life is a journey and we find ourselves going down the same road but for unspecified destinations.
I would like to tell you a story which occurred many years ago when I traveled a lot. I covered a lot of territory and drove over three states. Some of my appointments were in the evening so I was used to night driving. I had to use maps since this happened before the days of GPS but my car was equipped with an electronic compass on the dash. I was so tired as it had been a long day and I saw a shortcut on the map and decided to take it. Night had fallen and it was a dark road. I had traveled down this road and had become apprehensive I had made a mistake taking this shortcut. I saw a road sign the road was going to DEAD END and I hadn’t seen anything on the map to predict this and when I came to the stop sign, I looked to the left and to the right. There was no sign telling me the direction to turn in order to go to the next town. My, it was so dark and scary. I didn’t know if I should turn to the right or left. Nothing to tell me which way was the right so what was I to do? If I went the wrong way, I could end up where I didn’t want to be. When I was distraught, my eye caught the compass. I knew the desired direction and I decided to turn to the left and if the compass said North, I was headed in the right direction. If it didn’t I would turn around and go in the other direction. When I turned, I was going North and a sigh of relief and home was now a definite destination.
Now for the deeper thought….. In our lives we are faced to make difficult decisions for our goals in life and sometimes we have to step out on faith. Our paths are not always defined and sometimes we have to travel in the “dark” but we have to trust we will find our way home. Take time to look at our GPS (God’s Positive Scripture) and follow His Compass. Left to our own minds; we may take the wrong path or turn the wrong way. What I do want to impress is at some point and time, ALL of us have to turn a corner in life. It takes us down a great street, away from the darkness and on to a brilliant street of goodness. If not, our road of life will reach a DEAD END. Live Life; Love Life; and Live Life to the Fullest by traveling on safe highways with family and friends with faith in the driver’s seat.
DAILY FEATURED BIBLE VERSE:
Joshua 1:7 ESV
Only be strong and very courageous, being careful to do according to all the law that Moses my servant commanded you. Do not turn from it to the right hand or to the left, that you may have good success wherever you go
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