Are You Lost?
Jesus was speaking of the Pharisees who were the religious elites of that day. They prided themselves on fulfilling the Law of Moses to the letter. Jesus warned the people not to follow them. They were spiritually blind, doomed to lead the people into trouble.
I don't know if you have ever been lost before. I have on occasion. It is a disconcerting feeling when it happens. Not only am I not where I want to be, but I also have no idea where I am, and I have no idea how to find my desired destination.
It's called the Principle of the Path. Andy Stanley coined this phrase 10 years ago and it has served me well over the years. It goes like this. Whatever path you are on, it will lead you to its destination.
Each of us has different paths that we are managing at the same time. Relationships, marriage, family, career, finances, friendships, and more. If we are blind to the path that we are on, there where are we going to end up?
You are on a path. You may not know it, but you are going somewhere.
You need to choose your paths carefully. Making the right choices lead you to the right places.
There are no quick solutions. Changing paths takes time and patience.
God has a plan (and a path) for you to be on. Letting Him lead you is a lot easier than being lost. Every time I got lost I somehow discover a new path to my desired destination. However, every time I had to use my GPS, call a friend or stop by a gas station and ask for directions.
PRAY: Dear Jesus, lead me on your paths to the destinations you have in store for me. AMEN