23 “His master replied, ‘Well done, good and faithful servant! You have been faithful with a few things; I will put you in charge of many things. Come and share your master’s happiness!’
When I finish my journey here on earth I want to hear from my Lord “Well done , good and faithful servant!” I want to “finish well” as they say. We must consider the path we are on, before we ever look at the finish line, toward our destination. Where are we really driving toward in our day to day living?
About five years ago I asked for a GPS for Christmas. I like to travel and explore and hoped a GPS would give me a little more freedom…from getting lost. Yeah, don’t ask me for directions, I get lost- a lot! I was so happy to get that GPS I thought I heard angels sing! I played around with it getting around town for awhile, then to Milwaukee where I grew up. I was stunned to learn that it had me exit the freeway and re-enter again at the next point. I thought it was a little quirk but on my next trip to a nearby town it boldly stated, in that oh so pleasant voice, “Please make a U-turn as soon as possible!” Well there is only one main Hwy. to get there and I was on it! “ I’ll follow the GPS though” I thought, “it must know a quicker way.” I drove around small winding country roads and what should have been a 45 minute trip turned out to be a 2 hour wild goose chase. Once I was trying to get to an IHOP on vacation and it told me to make a u-turn in the parking lot, that GPS said it was still 3 miles away! That is when I officially wanted to throw it out the window! Where is your GPS leading you?
13 “Enter through the narrow gate. For wide is the gate and broad is the road that leads to destruction, and many enter through it. 14 But small is the gate and narrow the road that leads to life, and only a few find it.
Is your personal GPS leading you on a wild goose chase? If we want to live for God we must follow his road. His road may not be the path most taken, and we may hit road blocks . That is okay, He wants us to follow him. Proverbs 3:5-6 New International Version (NIV)
5 Trust in the LORD with all your heart
and lean not on your own understanding;
6 in all your ways submit to him,
and he will make your paths straight.
In fact I found that there are at least 100 verses related to our PATH in the bible. Don’t trust me! Dust off your Bible and check it out yourself! The Bible is our roadmap: our GPS that never changes or stops working. It leads us on the right road , shows us detours, and gets us past those nasty road blocks. Open your Bible today!