Last week, I had to meet with my book publisher about an upcoming writing project. Although I was familiar with the company, they had recently moved to downtown Birmingham. Not knowing its new location and being directionally challenge, I was puzzled about finding my way. As a result, I turned on the "Global Positioning System" or "GPS" on my phone. As a simple-minded person, I am amazed at this incredible invention, now at my fingertips. It told me the exact roads to take, which turns to address along the way and even estimated the time I would arrive. Even if I took a wrong turn, I knew it would graciously redirect my path. Following the guidelines of the GPS, I arrived at the publisher about the time it predicted.
The GPS on my phone illustrated to me how I am constantly needing direction in life. What should be my priorities? How do I stay focused? How can I be a good steward of my time and resources?
Thankfully, there are a host of heavenly resources available to show me the way, including the Bible, godly counsel from other believers in Christ, and the prompting of the Holy Spirit. All of these combined provide the encouragement from Isaiah 30:21 which states, "Your ears will hear a word behind you, 'This is the way, walk in it,' whenever you turn to the right or to the left."
Life is so much easier, whether I'm dealing with sickness, financial matters, family situations, etc., when I rely on the divine GPS.