Can you really follow directions? Whose directions are you following? Let me simplify it for those who can’t and those who think they can follow. There is Mapquest, Google and God, and still, most people find it very difficult to follow directions. Even with life and death situations, they like to follow their gut or instinct even their so-called intellect, which nine times out of ten leads them in the wrong direction, or down the wrong path. We have a book full of directions and most people don’t read it, while others read it and don’t follow or obey its directions and instructions. It’s like a navigation system telling you to go right and you go left, then you wonder why you are lost. To live in this world with its ups and downs, wars, and all kinds of sins we do need a navigator to lead and direct us to God and Jesus was the one.
The Holy Bible is full of directions on everything in life, yet most people don’t acknowledge it, don’t read it and worst of all they don’t obey it. The only book in the world that is full of wisdom, knowledge and understanding we refuse to read it, that’s why God told Hosea that people are destroyed because of lack of knowledge (Hosea 4:6). The Bible is the unadulterated word of God, created to direct us to His truth, it was not altered, even though men try to come up with all types of disputes, and fallacies because the devil prompt them to cause confusion and division so they can’t see the truth. One person wanted to prove to me that Jesus was black, my answer to him was what difference does it make, what color He was, no other person made the sacrifice on the cross, but Him, and He came and died for everyone, and give us an opportunity to be right with God. Jesus did not come to call the righteous and the know it all, but sinners to repentance (Luke 5:32).
Lets get back to directions and following them. It says in the Bible that, A man’s heart plans his way, but the Lord directs his steps (Proverbs 16:9). So why are you going ahead with your plans? What’s God’s plans? Only God knows where you are going, so you better ask Him first, before you make a move. The truth and fact of the matter is that, the steps of the Godly are directed by the Lord and He delights in every detail of their lives, and even if they stumble they will not fall, for the Lord holds them by the hand (Psalms 37:23-24). He also tells us in Proverbs 3:5-6, that we should, “Trust in the Lord with all your heart, and lean not on your own understanding; In all your ways acknowledge Him, and He shall direct your path.” That sounds like some solid and sound directions to me, which leads me to ask, why aren’t you following them?
Why are we getting lost and going down the wrong path? Is it because we are following man’s direction instead of God’s. Long before there was a road map, Mapquest, Google, and navigational systems there was the Bible, and if we allow God’s word to be a lamp to our feet and a light to our path (Psalms 119:105), we will never be lost again if we allow God’s proven navigational system to guide us. If God didn’t show you where to go, and where are you going, then to obey Him is better than sacrificing your life to the lost department. We have a whole lot of witnesses who were God directed in Hebrews 11. So why are we going in the wrong directions? Is it because we have taken our eyes off of our creator to follow our own lust? Are we distracted? Have we lost complete focus of the future? Are we following and running after the things He created, instead of following His direction?
Hebrews 12:1-2 advises us, “Wherefore, seeing we also are compassed about with so great a cloud of witnesses, let us lay aside every weight, and the sin which doth so easily beset us, and let us run with patience the race that is set before us, looking unto Jesus, the author and finisher of our faith, who for the joy that was set before him endured the cross, despising the shame, and is set down at the right hand of the throne of God.”
Would you like to receive Jesus and confess Him as Lord? If so, just go to the top of this blog, click on to the salvation page, and follow the instructions.
To God be the glory, praise, honor and thanks for using me to inform you this day. May His Holy Spirit give you the necessary tools needed to grasp and act on His words. And I by the power given to me in Matthew 18:18 and Luke 10:19, I bind the hand of the enemy and its forces, who try to steal this word, and blind your eyes, and harden your heart from receiving this truth and acting upon it. I ask God, the Father of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ, to loose the Holy Spirit and the Heavenly host to deliver this message safely to whomever God intended it to reach, because it will not return to Him void, but will accomplish what it is meant to do, in the omnipotent name of Jesus Christ I pray. Amen.