Mark Affleck

He Shipwrecked After Not Checking GOD’S GPS System

May 11, 2020
Spiritual Growth

Well before GPS cured our directional disease, captains of the sea used a SEXTON to “shoot the stars” at dawn and dusk to identify their navigational position.

In almost every case, a course correction of some kind was needed.
Christians need to a sexton, too. But our sexton is God. And, yes, we need to check it twice-a-day—once in the morning and then again as the day fades to black.
Failure to get this done will surely take our life’s ship down the wrong route if not run it into the rocky shoreline.
It’s better to be advised of needed course corrections along the way to avoid being capsized in the blink of an eye by a rogue 50-foot wave.  
Even if we see the clear need to make a course correction, accepting it is still tough. This is when we MUST trust God’s judgement and focus on his warnings.
Once we pass through that important gate, we can start looking beyond the new road’s uncertainty to its BENEFITS.
Every time I contemplated a course correction suggested by God, it seemed impossible to accept the need to change direction. But in EVERY CASE, when I got some distance covered on the new route, I have seen that God had my back and it was a blessing I didn’t stay on the old course.
The only way to make these course corrections is to be disciplined to spend time in God’s Word and with him in a daily dialog about our life and where it is headed.
We think the direction we are going–the one that God wants to CHANGE–is dressed as a pleasant daydream, but it will eventually EXPLODE AS A GHASTLY NIGHTMARE.
I ask God to keep my eyes glued to his navigation dashboard so I am ready to spot and respond to the course corrections he deems necessary in my life.
Do you need to make a COURSE CORRECTION in your faith walk?
“I will lead the blind in a way that they do not know, in paths that they have not known I will guide them. I will turn the darkness before them into light, the rough places into level ground. These are the things I do, and I do not forsake them.” Isaiah 42:16

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