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“I need to get back on track!” Certainly, you’ve said something like this at some point.
There are times when we realize that we’ve slipped, drifted, lost our way a bit and need to get back on track again.
To get “back on track” presupposes a “track.” It’s an acknowledgment of a solid, sure set of rails that will guide you where you need to go, if you’ll return to them. The key is getting back!
While we get “off track” in many ways, no area is more dangerous than in our relationship with God. Whether it is a slight drifting from God or serious rebellion against Him, being “away” from God is never a good thing.
One of the beautiful things about God is His willingness to take us back when we’ve drifted and to help us get back on track with Him. The prophet Zechariah reminded a group of people who drifted from God of their need to return, and of God’s promise to restore them. Here is what is recorded in Zechariah 1:3 (NIV) “Therefore tell the people: This is what the Lord Almighty says: ‘Return to me,’ declares the Lord Almighty, ‘and I will return to you,’ says the Lord.”
Note the assurance God gave them. Three times He affirmed His words to them—“This is what the Lord Almighty says…declares the Lord Almighty…says the Lord.” God wanted His people to have no doubt that He was the One calling them back because He wanted them back!
Perhaps this is what He wants you to hear today. Maybe you’re “off track” in your relationship with Him. If so, all you need to do today is to return to Him. He knows how to get you “back on track!”