The solution to some of the greatest challenges we face in life may be found in a change of direction. This is not something that happens in an instant. It is a process.
Just as there is a process that takes you to where you don’t want to be, there is a process that takes you to where you want to be in life. When you change direction, things ultimately change.
We have been digging into Proverbs 7. King Solomon is making it clear that what may start out as a diversion, a little detour, a slight change of plans will have a consequence. This young man’s decision (see Proverbs 7:6-27) is leading someplace.
There is a distinct destination to the direction he is headed. He is on a pathway that is leading someplace very specific.
Your daily decisions are taking you someplace. You may not want to see it. You may not want to hear it. You may choose not to see the truth. You may not like having to admit that your decisions, those associations, that area of compromise in your life, it is taking you someplace.
You want to think of it as an isolated event, rather than a pathway or highway that is moving you in a specific direction.
We are all on a pathway that is leading someplace. Are you willing to acknowledge the destination you will reach if you keep traveling in the same direction? It is not difficult to predict.
You probably know good and well where the path you are on will lead if you don’t decide to choose a new direction. If the path you are on is not taking you where you want to go, are you willing to change direction?
Don’t be a victim of the disconnect between your intention and your direction. It doesn’t have to be that way. Remember, direction, not intention, will ultimately determine your destination.
God has called you to live in a certain direction. Do you think his invitation is going to make your life better or is it going to make your life worse? If his invitation is to a better life, then why do we resist? You will never go wrong by going in God’s direction.
I have never had anyone come to me and say, ”Pastor, I followed God’s direction and it absolutely destroyed my life.” I have often heard people talk about the satisfaction that is found in living according to the Word of God. Satisfaction is the result of arriving at your desired destination.
Steve Greene is the lead pastor of The Point in Seymour. Read his blog at pastorgreene.wordpress.com or email him at [email protected]. Send comments to [email protected].