Are you Directionally Challenged like me? I still get lost driving around Nashville, and I’ve lived here my entire life. My sense of direction is so bad that my husband wanted to put one of those bands around my ankle that prisoners wear. That way if I get lost, he could locate me. Praise Jesus someone invented the GPS!
Sometimes, I can feel lost spiritually. With so many possible directions to take in life, it’s easy to become confused about which path to choose.
Over the years, I’ve learned that God’s intended course for me is not as confusing as I thought. All I needed was a spiritual compass.
Sounds good, right! However, the compass can’t provide me with details of the road ahead. It’s not like my GPS that tells me which road to take and when to make the turn. It doesn’t steer around obstacles or solve dilemmas. What the compass does do is point the way.
The elements of the compass indicate that God is leading you and me toward the right destination—the right choice or decision.
For example; when you have a dream that you can’t shake, that’s your spiritual compass indicating a call or a divine purpose to fulfill. The same principle is at work when you can’t get someone off your mind or you can’t let go of a need you heard about earlier in the week.
What if you have a huge decision to make. Maybe it’s about your job, buying a new home, or deciding where you’ll live. Your compass can point the way. After you give the decision considerable prayer, your compass will direct you with a sense of peace or the lack of peace. Peace is your “green light” to proceed forward. On the other hand, a lack of peace is also a sign on the compass. No peace means wait! Do not move forward, do not pass go or collect $200 dollars. With a lack of peace, your compass is directing you to wait.
I love it when my compass lets me know I’ve hit my sweet-spot!
Years ago, I decided to lead children’s church. I was passionate about God’s Word and I love to tell stories. I also like children. Therefore, teaching them about Jesus seemed like a no brainer. Let’s just say it was much hard than I had imagined.
All I ever wanted to do was changed their three-year-old lives! But between their short attention spans, potty breaks, and nose wiping, there wasn’t much teaching going on. I was more like a babysitter than a bible teacher. I began to lose my joy. Each Sunday became more difficult than the one before. My compass was indicating it was time to move on. Teaching children was obviously not my calling.
As I began teaching women the Word, things changed. I felt a sense of joy and purpose. I saw the women growing in their faith. And I knew. I knew I had hit my sweet-spot.
What about your spiritual compass? How is it directing you? It is pointing the way. Look for the indicators. Then, follow the path ahead.
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