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Every form of transportation requires a guidance system. Whether walking, driving, sailing, or flying, we need guidance. In ancient days, direction was discovered through the movement of the sun and stars. Over time people invented the compass and developed maps. Now we have sophisticated GPS systems on our smartphones! You can only get where you need or want to go when you have clear directions.
Unfortunately, far too many people wander through life without a reliable guidance system. They drift along, based upon their feelings and the flow of the influences around them. These are poor maps for life!
The Old Testament prophet Jeremiah described the poor choices of the people of Judah during one season of this nation. Look at his words found in Jeremiah 7:24 (NIV) “But they [Judah] did not listen or pay attention; instead they followed the stubborn inclinations of their evil hearts. They went backward and not forward.”
To understand guidance, we need to understand this—the worst guide for your life is you! You need a better guide than yourself. The direction of your life needs to be determined by something more reliable than your emotions or the tug of the crowd around you. You’ll never make forward progress when you’re listening to such voices.
Stop for a moment, and think about your personal guidance system. If you’re not satisfied with your life location, perhaps it’s time to use a better map!