Follow the leader

Directions to the wedding reception were handed out and we were excited to get the party started. I drove and handed off the directions to the very capable hands of my navigator. I was confident that we would arrive at our destination promptly.
  • Get on the highway 
  • Take this exit
  • Turn right 
  • Turn Left.
We followed the directions exactly until we noticed that there was a caravan of cars that were also going to the wedding. Without thinking or saying anything, we simply stopped reading the directions and began to just follow the other cars in front of us. As the cars turned left into a community of townhomes, something didn't seem right, but I just kept following the one in front of me. Then in a predictable fashion, the cars all began to make u-turns. We had all been following the wrong leader and we all had the direction!. 

This made me think about how often I have to make some life u-turns.  This happens when I have stopped following God's directions for an abundant life.  It is a quick process that happens when I have taken my eyes of of Jesus, focused on other people or my own desires and when I have not obeyed his plans for my life. Following the wrong leader has led me into some precarious situations. If you are a Christian, there can only be one leader in your life!

The bible has some interesting advice for us.

To avoid following the wrong leader we should:

Focus on God and His word

Set your minds on things above, not on earthly things Colossians 3:2
  • The word set means- to direct one's mind to a thing, to seek, to strive for

Read and put into practice His commands

Do not merely listen to the word, and so deceive yourselves. Do what it says
James 1:22

For it is not those who hear the law who are righteous in God's sight, but it is those who obey the law who will be declared righteous. Romans 2:12

Make a U-turn and follow the one True Leader

For there is one God and one mediator between God and men, the man Christ Jesus,
 I Timothy 2:5

Thank you Lord for giving us your word to lead and guide us. Forgive me for the times that I think I know the directions without checking with you first.  I am so glad that there are u-turns that bring us back to you.

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