Wednesday, May 1, 2013

When you are lost.


When you cannot find your way, when you have lost direction, turn too Jesus He is ready to point you in the right direction, and help you find your way. (John 14:1-6).You know, when we are lost on a trip, we stop and ask direction. When we get to our general location, yet cannot find the exact way to go, we stop and ask.

Even with today's technology, gps, maps, onstar etc., we still can get the wrong information, or even have to take a longer route to get to where we are going. There is no simple way, even with these devices, At times, they take us out of the way. It is the same with our lives. We have all kinds of information out there, all kinds of self-help books and programs, to get us back on the right path.

Yet, even with these helps we can get turned around, get confused, get lost. In Proverbs it says there is wisdom in much counsel, yet if too much counsel is taking you around the barn to get to the house, we need to rethink some things. We need to stop and ask for directions. We need to stop and consider the way we are traveling and maybe turn around.

When all else fails, when the devices and methods are not  getting you on the right road, it may be time to re-boot, trade-in, reconfigure, and even try some new equipment. It may be the time you need to turn to Jesus. He said, He is the way, the truth, and the life. He will not disappoint. He is the road map to life. He is the GPS to God. There is no long way around the barn to get to Jesus, you go straight to Him, and He will get you there.

We as believers, need to be that gps to Him. We need to be that book they want to read. A book, that has in it the illustrations of a lost life that has been found, a life whose direction has been changed. A life that had to stop and ask for the right direction to go, as all the detours of living were keeping us lost, and taking us always in directions we never wanted to go.

We need to be that onstar to God, talking to people, and leading them to that voice of comfort. Helping them to know that He is always there for them when they have needs. Getting them from lost to found, helping them unlock the truths they need in their lives, and help them go in the right direction because now they have seen the right way!