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Be Careful With The Directions

By Don Loftis | 02.27.13

Last month, Sabine Moreau, a 67 year old resident of Belgium, was supposed to pick up a friend who was arriving by train in Brussels.  She set her sat/nav (European GPS system) for what should have been a 38 mile drive.  Sabine followed the audio directions perfectly until she arrived in Zagreb, Croatia.  She had driven 900 miles crossing through France, Germany, Slovenia, and finally into Croatia.  After phoning home, she realized that she had to drive 900 miles back towards Brussels.

We need to be very careful who is charting our journey through life.  Are we taking our directions from those who are lost or possibly getting our advice from those whose lives are in chaos?  The Proverb writer states, “There is a way that seems right to a man, but in the end it leads to death.”   Not every book or counselor dispenses accurate guidance.

The authorities asked Ms. Moreau how she could travel that far without noticing the changing language on the road signs?  Her reply was that she was very distracted, while she was driving.

I wonder if we go through life distracted by jobs, entertainment, friends, school, or other things?  Distracted living is even more dangerous that distracted driving.  We must not blindly follow human instructions, but we do need to listen carefully to the message of God.  Psalm 119:105 says of God’s message, “Your word is a lamp to my feet and a light for my path.”  May we never be distracted from following it!



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