A couple of days ago, I was flipping through Facebook when I saw one of my friends post the following…. “Major faux pas today…. drove in the wrong direction 3 hours before realizing the mistake.”
Wow. Driving three hours in the wrong direction has to be extremely frustrating. Not only do you have to drive the three hours back to where you started, you then have to drive the other three hours in the opposite direction to get where you need to be.
In the age of GPS devices, it’s hard to see how this happened. She was on vacation in another country and I know it can be confusing when you are not familiar with the country or roadways. Some of us don’t have a great sense of direction to begin with. It can be difficult to find your way. Yet, to drive three hours in the wrong direction reveals how lost she truly was!
As I thought about my friend’s predicament, I thought about how many people in our world today are moving through their lives in the wrong direction. They are pursuing earthly success, financial gain and popularity with their peers, that they fail to see that their lives are far away from where they need to be. They give no recognition to God, His glory, or the plan that He has for their lives. They are running far from where they need to be.
Guidance is available. God’s word is more accessible today, via technology, than it ever has before. Pray is always available for anyone who turns their hearts and minds to God. Multiple spiritual resources are available that can point and turn them in the right direction. Yet, they continue to travel in the wrong direction, oblivious to how far they are getting from where they need to be.
If you know someone who is headed in the right direction, I pray you will have the courage to be their “spiritual GPS” and point them in the right direction. Talk to them about the difference Christ has made in your life and how your life has been changed and blessed by your relationship with Him. Show them through your kind and caring actions, the love and compassion of Christ.
By reaching out and pointing them to Christ, you may save them an eternity of mourning the reality that they lived their life traveling in the wrong direction.
Point them to Jesus. He is where they need to be.