Here’s an old church riddle.

Why did the Jews wander around in the desert for forty years?directions

Because they never would stop and ask directions.

I am directionally handicapped. Not “challenged”. Handicapped.

I get lost in Walmart’s parking lot. I get lost in my neighborhood. I can’t count the times I’ve had to stop driving to ask directions. I no longer drive to a new destination without my GPS. Sometimes I need it when I’m driving where I’ve been before.

I get lost most often when I think I know where I’m going. My wife usually has to bail me out and get us there.

Getting where I’m supposed to go will always be a challenge. Isn’t that the way it is with our walk of faith at times? That’s sure a challenge for me. I can’t count the times I’ve taken my own route without asking God for directions.

I suppose that’s why He says in Proverbs 3:5-6

Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding. In all your ways acknowledge Him and He will make your paths straight.

And in Psalm 32:8

I will instruct you and teach you in the way you should go. I will counsel you with my loving eye on you.

God’s sense of direction is perfect. I need to trust God’s Positioning System (GPS) when I need directions.

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About Steven Sawyer

God blessed me with the gift of writing. Mom told me I wrote paragraphs in second grade when others were learning to write sentences. I spent more than three decades in professional writing gigs. For the past eight years I've combined my passion for writing with my love for the Lord. He and I write a Christ-centered, family-friendly blog to glorify God Monday-thru Friday at My wife and I have four grown children and two precious granddaughters we co-parent with their mom. I'm a Galatians 2:20 disciple of Christ seeking to allow Christ to live His life in me, through me, and as me.

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